Monday, November 11, 2013

The crazy months are over

For us September and October are the most hectic months of the year. A whole bunch of activities kick in as the summer ends. Soccer starts off early in August with practices and then games early in September. Janine started practicing with a local symphony. Our children started doing a serious load of schoolwork. Our second daughter has the heaviest load with a full set of high school classes for her final year of homeschooling, and two college classes through a local junior college.

Well soccer ended this weekend! I am probably the most happiest about getting so much free time back. Work has been demanding and it has been rough to head off to afternoon practice twice a week.

 The symphony had their performance last week!

 And a few more things will come off our plates in the next couple weeks.

So we’ll go into the end of the year with a few less activities, which may let us relax through the Christmas season.  (Especially once we get our Christmas letter done.)

One of the wonderful things about homeschooling is we are able to be flexible and adjust to the demands on our time. When my nephew was in town last week I didn’t have to get permission from the school officials to take our younger two children on a trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We just went.

With all the distractions homeschooling allows us to dial it back a bit.

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