We start co-op today. I’m pretty sure it’s the day my kids look forward to most all year. They have outfits picked out, backpacks packed, and the day started bright and early. We decided to do speech and debate this year – this means we leave the house by 9:15am and get home after 5pm. Yikes.
Supper is headed into the crockpot in the hands of Eden at the moment.
Charlotte and Pierce got full size backpacks this year. All six of the older ones have JanSport backpacks now. (They have a lifetime guarantee! I’m all about supporting companies that will fix or replace whatever we can throw at them. Bubba water bottles and JanSport backpacks are a staple around here.)
Ellie will have a class to go in, without me. I have no idea how that will go. I’d say awful, horrible, and she’ll cry all day, but I’m a firm believer in my children living up to my lowest expectations, so I’ll reserve judgement and say this will be interesting. She’s never been left without siblings before.
I’m heading up third grade. I get to be with them, walk them to classes, clean up after them… and teach them nothing. No lesson plans to prepare means I might remain sane all year in spite of it’s busyness. Sterling and Ruby are both in 3rd grade at co-op. (I tell Ruby she’s in 2nd at home. She’s not believing me. Her books are all 3rd. Sterling’s doing 3rd English with her, but the rest of his books say 4th… it’s a confusing world, this you-are-this-age-but-good-at-this-so-you-move-a-grade-up-in-this-but-not-in-that homeschooling world we live in.) At any rate, they are both in my class. They are still an age that they think this is awesome.
I’ll post a backpack photo lineup of the kids once they are all ready to go. I’ve never ever taken one before… but that just sounds fun.
On with our day. Shower’s open. One shower, nine people, two hours to get it done. Go!