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In my life this week...
Things have been a bit topsy-turvy this week. My husband has been home this week with the kids and I. Let’s just say that we don’t get much accomplished when he’s here.
Years ago, we made the mistake of designating the days he was home as “No School Days”, only because at that point he worked really long hours and if he was home it was rare and a special treat. The kids got used to that and weren’t about to allow us to rescind that ruling.
The fact that our area school’s were on spring break didn’t really help much either- not that we follow the school schedule. I’m thinking at this point we’ll wrap our school and August 1st and start back August 2nd. ha!
In our homeschool this week...
I think I already did a great job of sharing what we accomplished. Zilch. Nada. Nothing. Well, let me take that back. We did discuss a lot of current events, which led to making altered books. The kids did read quite a bit and my oldest son is working on his ongoing journal. We also went shopping for prom. That was quite an experience.
The boys wanted to wear black tuxes with a black vest and a colored shirt under the vest. Hmmm…let me save you some embarrassment before you head to Men’s Warehouse. What the salesman told me in a bit of a hauty tone after I patiently explained not once, but three times what I was looking for (clearly showing my ignorance I might add)…
Salesman: “They are wearing a tuxedo? Not a suit? A tuxedo has a formal jacket with a lapel, duh, duh, duh,(sorry, I began to tone out a bit here) and tuxedo pants have a black stripe?”
Me, wondering, since when do they wear suits to prom and not tuxes anyway? “Yes, that’s what they have to wear”.
Salesman, looking at me in disbelief: “They own a tuxedo?”
Salesman: “A tuxedo is formal. Therefore it is only appropriate to wear formal colors.”
Me, clearly perplexed, trying to figure out why on earth it’s considered formal for boys to wear Converse high tops with the tux but can only wear ‘formal’ color shirts. Go figure.
Salesman: “Formal shirts would be white, black and ecru”.
Me: Point learned.
By the way, Men’s Warehouse, condescending salesmen are not a great way to win over customers for a repeat business. Just saying.
I guess you could say that we had a bit of a lesson in dressing for formal engagements. I’ll chalk that up to Life Skills 101.
Places we're going and people we're seeing...
If you didn’t stop by last week, I think you have a pretty good idea from the previous question what we’ll be up to.
My favorite thing this week was...
That my husband was home with us.
Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...
What is the best resource you’ve used for teaching the Civil War for older students?
A photo, video, link, or quote to share...
I do remember teaching my daughter to match her socks when she was younger. This is purely fashion.
Until next week ~ Happy Homeschooling!