Faith shares a typical homeshool day.
Our days are typically atypical.
Today I woke at 6.30 a.m. with dh. Three sons were up, too - Luke to get ready for work and Alexander and Greg to do yoga.
Dh went to work and I drove to 7.00 a.m. Mass.
Had breakfast out with one of the older parishioners, a time for her to air her thoughts and for us to clear the air. Maybe part of my role as Parish Council Chair? Maybe just because I hate talking behind backs and like to be up front? Who knows?
I texted the kids to remind them to get up, do chores, have breakfast.
Went to get petrol, texted some more, chatted to a friendly guy in the l-o-n-g queue at the service station. We got on famously! My kids and dh always tease me about talking to everyone and anyone...
Then home to talk to the kids, give them their cupcakes - the ones I bought them while out, bite back some sharp words re undone chores and video games ( not their fault - mine - I wasn't home!), time to tidy up, do laundry, start working out. I did most of Turbo Jam Cardio Party 2 - love the song Get Back by Sir Mixalot, and the pumping and kicking moves that go with that song on this workout.
Kids started some university work for older ones, some Maths and some Latin for others. Anthony jumped on the trampoline.
Then a visit from a priest, who chatted to the kids. Greg made us tea and we retired to the sitting room to talk more...
Kids finished formal work, played computer, talked on the phone, played piano and guitar, read books, did workouts, I did internet stuff for work and pleasure, looked at the email list and boards I moderate on the web, paid bills, blogged, texted, answered texts for work and friends, answered work and home phone calls.
We had lunch ( leftovers and make your own- you are doing grocery shopping soon, asked one son hopefully. Yes, tomorrow or this weekend..).
Off to work at Kumon - kids in tow...Got a text from dh, I'm in trouble over something I said to someone. Uh-oh.
Ah, home again. I realized that we had NOTHING for dinner. I had planned to put pea soup onto cook in the Crock Pot this morning, but the morning ran away from me. No soup started.
Dh came to the rescue, with takeaway Chinese food. I love my dh!
We watched two episodes of Firefly, talking about the characters. Worked on newsletter labels for Kumon with dh. The kids cleaned up and I showered. And I shoo-ed nearly everyone to bed, we've had too many late nights and early mornings. They went, to listen to music, to chat ( the younger four share rooms), to read...And I went to blog. While working on tomorrow's To Do List.
Damn! We forgot the Rosary. I'm off to remind everyone to pray. No family Rosary tonight. Sigh. But at least we'll say our rosaries in our rooms. We are going to First Friday Mass tomorrow. Before Homeschool Teen Group at the movies. That counts. Right?
Not your most holy Catholic homeschooling day, yet typically atypical.