What a week! When we announced a travel break, a homeschool break and putting our 12 and 15 year old in school for the first time we were greeted with a mix of reactions. Regardless of which side of the fence our friends were on the universal question
“What will I do with all that free time?”
I had a plan. At first it was perfect. Coffee. Sunshine. Yacht racing. Spending quality time with hubby.
Then it went south.
I don’t mean my niece who has been here since January and went touring in the South. No, I mean the plan failed.
My past two weeks involved hosting a dinner for 18 (4 traveling families with 10 kids ages 10-16), driving to school 2-3 times a day, a visit from animal control (we don’t have a pet), sailing, swim races, baking, permission forms, major changes in on-line host’s rules, netball tryouts, missing persons report, camping, painful immunizations, hacked email account, and having a family of 6 as house guests for a week (this was awesome), and very little sleep.
What A Week!
Traveling Family Get Together!
It is times like this that I wish I wrote more like my new friend Jennifer. She is one of those special people for whom the words flow gently as her fingers float over the keys. Her take on our yacht racing adventure is so much more eloquent than anything I could write.
I write clunky, more like an elephant attempting to tiptoe through a garden.
Maybe it is the topics, Jennifer writes of exciting yacht racing, lifelong friendships and majestic evenings of wine and sunset. In contrast, I choose to share absurd conversations demonstrating that there really are no secrets.
ME (with the question I didn’t actually expect to be answered): I lent my mobile phone to a friend, and now I don’t know where she has gone, or if she can make contact. Can you tell me what the balance is on the phone?
PHONE COMPANY REP: Do you know your pin number?
PHONE COMPANY REP: That’s ok, you don’t really need it. (and he told me the balance)
ME: I don’t suppose you can tell me when it was last used.
PHONE COMPANY REP: Sure I can. (and he did).
Why was I doing this? Let’s just say precaution.
What about the rest of the week? I am out of time, sorry.
- Homeschool vs Private School – A Quick Review of our First Month in the System
- Adventures in Auckland (More from Jennifer at Edventure Project)
- My Husband’s Secrets To Make A Perfect Latte At Home
- Our First Day of School – The End of a Homeschooling Era