Monday, April 30, 2012

Restarting the Journey

I cannot believe it's been 2.5 years since I last blogged anything...  Guess perhaps I've been busy.

I decided to start up again because we're hitting a new place in our lives: "Real School."  Okay, so it's not really "Real School" because we're still homeschooling.  But the kids have finished up their kindergarten work and we're beginning First Grade.  That's right, I capitalize First Grade because Gabrielle says it this way.  She is quite excited to tell anyone and everyone that she is now in First Grade.  Grade levels are, of course, completely arbitrary in our homeschooling environment, but I'm not going to be the one to dampen her enthusiasm. 

I hate to add my voice to the already thousands out there clamoring and trumpeting their homeschooling blogs.  So I'll try not to make this a big ol' curriculum review site or personal brag site.  But I am a mom who homeschools full time.  So there's going to be a bit of that mentioned here. 

I do hope to keep this about our lives, too.  Our adventures, our stories, our mis-adventures, our nightmares...  It shouldn't be too hard to keep it wacky.

I'd also like a better way of documenting all that we do.  Sure, we do notebooks and pictures.  But I am not the scrap-booking kind of girl.  Craftiness is not in my bones.  So maybe someday the kids will look back on this and appreciate having it all out here.  Or maybe they'll hate me and try to make me pay for their therapy bills.  Since I'm planning on paying those bills anyway, because of all the other trauma I'll probably inflict on them, I'll take the chance on the blog.

And, at the very least, I will hope to have an outlet to pretend like I'm speaking to the outside world every once in a while.