Thursday, May 22, 2008

I've been waiting for this day for a long time. My last student, Peace finished school yesterday. Pooh Bear's last Keepers meeting concluded too. My garden is finally weeded and mulched and is ready for more planting. Dear friends are visiting over the weekend. I have twelve books on queue for personal summer reading; I'm on the last few chapters of The Glass Castle by Walls. I now have time to implement proactive therapies with my children I couldn't imagine squeezing in between school schedules.

With all the loose ends of the school year tied up,here's my summer work:
1. Gardening
2. Reading
3. Swim team
4. Phonics with Pooh Bear to make sure this year's work is not lost.
5. Vision therapy with Pooh Bear and Wise One
6. Summer camps
7. Adoption attachment focus with Tater
8. A garage and attic purge (overwhelming)
9. Well child check ups
10. Obligatory woman's health check up
11. Family read alouds
12. Swap family clothes in drawers and closets for summer
13. Animal vaccinations

I feel like I can breathe out from under the rigorous academic requirements of the home school year. I'm ever so grateful for healthy and vibrant children who are willing and able to help like never before. Once the brush is cleared, my oldest is up for mowing the acres of land. It's lovely to have free time to just be.


Hope said...

I remember the relief when school was done for the summer. Sweet, sweet relief.

At A Hen's Pace said...

Oh, I envy you--the loose ends of the school year all tied up!! We've got weeks and weeks to go.

(But we took lots of days off to strip wallpaper and paint and pack and move! Good thing homeschooling is so flexible--I'd never have got it all done without my older kids' help.)