We have 38 days of school left. So says my handy dandy planner. 38 days. I may be able to squwosh it down to 35, or even 30, since I'm having an affair with the principal.
Y'all, I have a major caseage of spring fever. What I really want to do is pack up the school books, say "Pashaw" to the rest of the school year, play from morning to night in the sunshine, and lie to everyone I see by saying, "We homeschool. We're done. We're exceptional."
But, since I have some sense of conscience (and because the principal hasn't completely lost his mind to my wiley female ways), we're still plugging along; ripping off a ring of our paper chain with what probably could be mistaken as too much joy each and every day.
Oh..and we're taking school outside. A lot. Because
I the children need to be outside.
Yesterday we had school on the back deck. And today we headed down to our little community park. Thus giving me some very Gladdie Moments.....
My Gladderific Gladdies About Gettin' Our School On In the Sunshine
1. If you must do fractions, then doing fractions in the sun is at least a teensy bit pleasant. Aw...who am I kidding? I despise fractions in any kind of weather, but if the sun is shining, at least it's tolerable.
2. It is much easier to bribe the middle child who hates anything school-related to do his schoolwork when a playset and a fresh yard of grass is staring him in the face.
3. I HATE fixing lunch. It is my least favorite meal to fix evuh. But slapping together PB&J on a picnic blanket doesn't fall in the same category as lunch-fixin'. So, technically, I got a day off of cookin' lunch. Suhweet.
4. Sunshine and playgrounds make the rascals tired. And tired rascals equal quiet afternoons. And quiet afternoons means mama gets her nap. Score.
5. I'm very glad that the neighborhood dogs didn't crash our party. There's nothing fun about fighting an 80 lb. mutt with a John Deere collar for the last crumbs in the chip bag. Nothing fun a'tall.
6. The self-proclaimed "Community Constable" will come by and
just want to know your business promise to keep an eye on things so that we can "enjoy the facilities in peace and safety." What that really means is that he and his nosey wife wanted to know why there were kids out of school in the middle of the day....but I let him play his little game. I did, however, get invited to a community Political Pie Rally, which sounds intriguing. I'm not sure if the pies are for consumption or for throwing at the politicians, but I don't think you could go wrong with either option.
7. When I get out of my house, then the mess that is my house is non-existent. Delusion is a great color for me.
8. Calories don't count while consumed at a picnic.
9. My fear of my car being dead when we got ready to leave didn't come true. The thought actually crossed my mind, and I was nervous about having to go find the constable and ask him for help...only fueling his ego for park-saveage.
10. I was able to cross off Day 39 in my planner. With a bright pink colored pencil. While I sunned myself.
That was the Gladdiest Gladdie of all.
Oh...and though this has NOTHING to do with sun-schooling, I have one more Gladdie:
GLEE STARTS BACK TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAHOO!!!!!!
My good buddy Gretchen is always super Gladdirific. Go over and visit her! She's the best.