Tuesday, March 13, 2018

My Word for the Year: Fun

When I went to the Homeschool Moms' Winter Summit this year, I heard a talk by two women who had graduated their children from their homeschools.  Both mothers said that, if they could go back and change one thing, they wish they would have been more fun.  I sat up to pay close attention because you should when wiser women are speaking.

I mean, honestly, which parent is the more fun usually?  It's not the mother.  We have so much on our plates, all the time, with maintaining a home (laundry, dishes, cooking, cleaning) and schooling our children, if homeschooling, and/or working.  We don't have much time left for fun.

After the Summit, I determined to change things a little, to try to have more fun at home.  But how?  That's a great question.

One of the mothers said that every time it rained where she lived in western Texas, they would stop school and read books.  But it didn't rain often because that part of the state is fairly dry.  I don't want to do that because it rains a lot here, but I thought raining might give me somewhere to start.  So I made a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough, scooped it out, and froze the raw dough.  Now I have frozen cookie dough, ready to bake when it rains.  Unfortunately, it hasn't rained since I did that.  :(

I am also trying to remember to celebrate some of these fun holidays.  We celebrated Tootsie Roll Day Anniversary by reading some of the history of the Tootsie Roll and, of course, by eating some.

Now I'm out of ideas.  Do you have any?  What have you done, or what do you do, to make school more fun?  Or even what do you wish you could do to make school more fun?  I would love to hear your ideas.  :)

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