Friday, November 5, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up: Another Week Flies By


It seems as though I’ve forgotten what a typical week looks like or maybe it’s because we’re struggling to find a “new normal”.   

Monday I thought we’d found it because the week began perfectly. We met with our co-op for a great hike and a simple wood burning project. On the way home we stopped to visit some of our ‘grandpa’s’ from the campground we’d stayed at before settling down into our home.

I was surprised on Tuesday by how badly our day went when Monday couldn’t have been any better. I’ve homeschooled long enough to know that there are highs and LOWS but I must have been overly hormonal because my husband could tell that I was truly upset, even before I opened my mouth and voiced my concerns.

My husband has been my biggest cheerleader and I could not ask for a more encouraging husband. He supports our homeschooling endeavors 100% and has always listened to my concerns and set me on the right path time and time again. Sometimes he tells me things I don’t want to hear, that we need to stay home more, that we need to be more consistent, that I’m making a big deal out of nothing but I know he always has our best interests in mind, for me and the kids, and for that I am truly grateful. By the time our conversation was through, I was anticipating a new day.   

Wednesday found us at home plugging away. The kids read their assigned reading and completed their math.  We watched a sermon on dating from the Mars Hill Pastor, Mark Driscoll, that my husband and I had watched several weeks ago and thought was particularly appropriate for our children. We’ve always encouraged them to think of courtship instead of dating but now that they are older we’re not entirely sure what that should look like. We personally feel that dating comes with many dangers which we speak openly and honestly about with our kids. The sermon prompted some great conversation.      

Thursday we continued our studies without anything extraordinary taking place.

Friday is normally the day that I do many of my errands but today it just seemed as though everything snowballed on me. I left early in the morning to meet my husband and drop my oldest son off to work and one thing led to another. We spent the afternoon socializing with friends and this evening the kids took their first ballroom dancing lesson. They loved it and can’t wait until next week. Just one more way for us unsocialized homeschoolers to ‘get socialized’. Ha! ballroom dancing 125

Next week we’ll be getting started on a new program, something with a bit more structure and I’m so excited! I can’t wait until next week to share with you how things are going.

Make sure to stop by Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers to see what the week has looked like for other families.


  1. I am so glad you got past your low point. Husband support is the best. Ballroom dancing is one of those skills I think everyone should have, but I can't get my kids to go. They only want to square dance.

  2. Phyllis, The ballroom dancing was certainly a hit for my kids. They can't wait until next week. When we lived in Ohio we had a group of friends that would take lessons and regularly invited us but the kids just weren't interested them. It surprised me that they were so interested now. Of course they are much more aware of the opposite sex now than when they were 12- maybe that has a wee little bit to do with it! LOL

  3. How fun! We used to go to Contra Dances with the kids, but I'd love to try ballroom dancing.
    Janet W

  4. Husbands are so good at telling us what we know is the truth, but we don't want to hear! And a good thing...I'd be in a nuthouse without mine!

  5. Man, we sound like kindred spirits... I regularly need a "talking to" like that from my husband...

    We also had one of those weeks where things had the promise of being productive but quickly snowballed into socializing and other such stuff.

    The ballroom dancing sounds so fun!

  6. Can't say I always respond so positively to the "talking to" I receive from my husband. I have to repeatedly work at not getting my feathers ruffled! Of course if he agree's with me, we don't seem to have that problem! LOL Of course our talks wouldn't be nearly as beneficial for me either. :)


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