…But does this desk seem to say to you, “She’s all ready to start today”?
No, I didn’t think so either.
Some of those books are school books though,
but many of them aren’t.
Some are books that people have borrowed and returned
and I still haven’t squeezed back onto my bookshelves.
People, when you return, you must borrow more or it creates a shelf-shortage!
At present I’m drowning in books
(Hmmm…what a way to go!)
and they are spilling over onto my desk.
Yesterday I decided to go and buy two new book baskets to try and corral the overflow,
but I came home with no new book baskets
and, instead, a brand new tyre.
Oh the damage a little rock or bolt can do when you drive over it at 110km/h.
So, suffice it to say that my desk is not school-ready,
neither is my head.
Hang on, I have done some work towards starting school.
Before the tyre debacle, I went down to Officeworks,
and fought my way through the school parents
(I need a medal for that alone!)
to buy the boys two graphing calculators for Math.
I did feel faint at the cash register,
handing over what seemed like my life savings,
(and, yes, I did say that I bought TWO),
but the purchase made Ethan the happiest boy on the planet.
He loves all things techie
and a calculator that is more like a computer
was right up his alley.
I don’t even know how to switch the thing on
and Ethan is already writing little computer programs on it!
So, see, I am a good homeschool Mummy.
I’ve bought books, lots of books,
I’ve put a second mortgage on the house to buy two fancy electronic abacuses
and I’ve even printed up my homeschool planner for the year.
But, it just seems too early to be returning to school.
Don’t you agree?
I mean, wasn’t it just Christmas last week.
We’re not ready to go back.
Okay I’M not ready to go back.
So shoot me. We are taking another week off school and starting next week.
Plus, we have 150 pages of our Noah Webster biography to finish reading,
so, when I say we are taking the week off,
I mean that we are sitting around reading aloud from a history biography,
which means we are technically doing school anyway.
Oh this homeschooling life. It just seeps into real life when you aren’t looking.