Thursday, August 21, 2008

That photo album..and Abba...

That photo album.....

..of unschooling pics... and with music...

Wednesday ~ I began the day with Mass, for St Bernard of Clairvaux. Kids? Computer games, Wii Fit, some Kumon Maths, Alexander reviewed Italian for uni, Thomas and Anthony researched some info on a Saint of choice , then wrote mini reports.Writing and religion! Jonathon went to teach Scripture.

I worked out, blogged, read blogs, sent Kumon emails, talked to kids, cooked for lunch visitors, blow dried hair, then went to play! Went to the movies with two other homeschooling families~mums to see Mamma Mia, kids to see Star Wars Clone Wars. Absolutely LOVED Mamma Mia - we sang in the cinema, laughed and, yes, cried.

The winner takes it all
The loser standing small
Beside the victory
Thats her destiny

Home for lunch - our family, Jonathon, my friends and their children, Br L. from our parish, after also teaching Scripture class.

And I can chat with you baby
Flirt a little maybe
Does your mother know that youre out?

The children played games of guns and Zombies!! The grown ups talked, everyone left, clean up, delivery of junk mail, laundry, a bit of work for Kumon, some email too, while eldest son Luke cooked dinner and the other boys watched the movie Hot Shots.

And another visitor - how cool! I love visitors!

Ring, ring, why dont you give me a call?
Ring, ring, the happiest sound of them all

A few of us stayed up late, talking. Dh, I, Luke, Alexander, Thomas were up to midnight discussing child development, child raising, parenting, Kumon, kids' thoughts, individual rights, rules or no rules and the Westenberg Model of Parenting and Homeschooling. lol!

Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight
Won't somebody help me chase the shadows away
Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight
Take me through the darkness to the break of the day

Today the boys will do some more Kumon Maths and some Latin. We have read about St Pius X and looked at the Olympics coverage online. Jonathon is at a meeting. I have a bucket load of Kumon prep and phone calls and folders to do. We will all go to work at Kumon.

I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay
Aint it sad

Then dh and I are going out for a small dinner, together , alone, just the two of us. Probably around eight p.m. A date night! Woo hoo! I've organised this, simply because I've been sick and so we have had less time together. And now I'm getting better...And I want to play...hence the movies twice this week and friends over and now a small dinner out...Small because I want to just spend time with dh and not spend a lot of money or calories!

Honey honey, how you thrill me, ah-hah, honey honey
Honey honey, nearly kill me, ah-hah, honey honey

Luke will be cooking again, after work, he said he finds this cooking relaxing. He will make Japanese ( it was Italian last night) and the boys are having a SpongeBob Squarepants mini marathon. The five that are home together.

Waterloo - knowing my fate is to be with you
Waterloo - finally facing my waterloo

More unschooling pics for that mental photo album.

So I say
Thank you for the music, the songs Im singing
Thanks for all the joy theyre bringing
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty
What would life be? Without a song or a dance what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me

[Sorry! After seeing Mamma Mia, I just couldn't resist those Abba lyrics! ]

Night is young and the musics high
With a bit of rock music, everything is fine
Youre in the mood for a dance
And when you get the chance...
You are the dancing queen, young and sweet, only seventeen
Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tambourine
You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life
See that girl, watch that scene, dig in the dancing queen

Makes me want to do Singstar!


Greg said...

Not that you should need a reason to do sing star!!
Funnily enough on Monday morning after doing Billy's Bootcamp I suddenly started singing Super Trouper...or is that Trooper? I think it's about a singer so must be the first. Anyway. My reaction to singing Abba wasn't as joyous as yours seems to have been ;)

Leonie said...

Oh, Greg, I sang Super Trouoper after the film - it has a cool clip of Meryl Streep and others doing that song in 70s spandex and platform shoes. :-)

Lisa said...

LOL, Leonie.

I've seen the movie twice now and loved every minute of it...both times.

We had a party for Zoe's 16th last weekend and we included some Abba songs into the mix for the was great to see everyone from my 60 something mum down thru the ages to my 10yo neice bopping around to Abba....they are really ageless songs.

I thought that Julie Walters character was priceless in the movie!

Glad to hear that you're on the road to are simply an inspiration!


Leonie said...

I want to see it a second time - I think its a movie that is worth seeing again...And, too true, Abba is timeless. :-)

Can't believe that Zoe is 16. Wow!