August 25, 2012

Day 86/87 {Summer}

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August 25, 2012

1:15 p.m.

Michal swinging in the park.

I can't believe how fast this summer has flown by!  It seems like we were just declaring that it was the summer we were going to "do it all!" and now it's just one day from over.

I am genuinely sad that the girls are heading back to school on Monday.   Today I jokingly told Kenna that I thought she should stay home with me so I wouldn't be lonely.  She replied, "You have Dad."  I reminded her that Dad is at work when she's at school.  She then said, "Well, you have Lawtha."

Lawtha was my imaginary friend when I was six.

I live with a house full of comedians.

10 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:46 PM

    Have you ever considered homeschooling? you would be the best homeschooling Mom.

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    1. Thank you! That's a huge compliment. And yes, I've considered homeschooling many times . . . :)

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  2. Anonymous10:42 PM

    I think homeschooling is a great idea if you are dissatisfied with the education your girls are receiving, but not because you are lonely :). But I think you would make a phenomenal event planner and your talents would be appreciated by everyone.

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    1. We adore the girls school but what appeals to me about homeschooling is the ability to get outside of the four walls of a traditional classroom. I think what we remember best is what we experience. I love the idea of learning history at historical sites, going to the state capitol to experience government first hand, having the freedom to travel and providing opportunities for community service . . . I also like that less time is wasted during the day on all the things that naturally happen when one teacher has to manage a room-full of students. Everything has pros and cons though and I think there is definitely more than one way for a child to receive an exceptional education.

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  3. You would be a great home school mom! I have thought about it a lot too, but even though I am a teacher, I would be a lousy home school mom! No self-discipline. My girls would graduate at 40. : )
    I hope Kenna and Michal have a fantastic first day of third (?) grade!
    Susan

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  4. She cracks me up - for a second there I thought Lawtha was a new puppy :)

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  5. I have enjoyed your summer log. How far did you get on you "summer must do" list?

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  6. Anonymous4:51 PM

    Kristi- As an educator you make a compelling rationale for why homeschooling has become popular and valuable. I've seen such a mix of homeschooling and public education that I no longer fall on the side of either. I do like the different aspects of homeschooling but even with a Ph.D. I don't think I could adequately teach certain subjects and that would be my greatest concern. I just do not have the depth of knowledge to take kids as far as they need and want to go as they progress through the grades. Kids need a depth of knowledge to navigate our world today and I do not think that field trips with a wide variety of experiences can do that. But then again I am not a homeschool teacher so I leave it up to you and others who think about and pursue homeschooling for their kids.

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  7. Anonymous10:34 AM

    I homeschool all my children with a high school education and some college background. My two older kids both recieved sat scores at the very top percentage went on to great colleges and my late reader is now working on his PHD in philosophy while teaching undergratuates and my daughter is a fantastic teacher. We traveled the world read lots of books and pursued many artistic talents. My oldest was a professional actress at age 8 my son a international winner of irish dance and my youngest son a competitive golfer. I now have a four year old adopted from China and look forward to her homeshcooling years. Your reasons for considering to homeschool are good and valid. I f you choose this option in the future it could be for a one year trial. I always took it one year at a time. But school or homeschool you are a very inspiring mother,many blessing to you and your family.

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  8. Your family would be an amazing homeschool family. We have just entered our second year. I am blown away by how rich homeschool curriculum has become. There are also so many opportunities to outsource subjects. My oldest daughter is in third grade. She has a Language Therapist who comes to our house weekly and leaves us with a week's worth of work. The kids take their art classes at the Dallas Museum of Art. They supplement science at the many science museums in the area. Chicago is so rich in resources. You would have an amazing year. My advise, start now! The girls are a perfect age. School will always be there when they get older. Love your posts!
    Rose in Dallas

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