A – Alone Time, and yes I get it, but I must eke it out. It keeps me balanced.
B – Blog, a creative outlet and helps me think through parenting, homeschooling and life
C— Change, especially in February, or whenever we get bored, or Chess club for mental stimulation for the youngest
D— Dance classes, or a Dishwasher…definitely a dishwasher, I’ll have to wait till autumn
E– Energy, you need a lot of it
F— Freedom, choosing what to do when you want to do it
G– Gymnastics, and Google, burns off energy and is your back-up brain
H— Husband who engages, teaches, nurtures and cares our children as much as me
I— iPod, keeps my daily life organized
K– Knowing your family, there’s nothing that brings me more happiness than these sweet ones
L– Learning what you want, when you want, how you want
M—Morning cappuccinos, and Money…for trips, books and fancy bookmarks
N– No prescribed schedules that one doesn’t value, and Not so much school, rather learning opportunities
O—Other people’s blogs, gives me loads of ideas and One-on-one time with the kids, and Outdoors, where I really live
P—Pencils, obviously, especially fancy pencils purchased at museums, and definitely art pencils for drawing with my morning coffee
Q—Quarters, for first intro to fractions, for Rootbeer Float gumballs, and parking at the cafe
R—Robins and Rabbit droppings, just nature, sitting in it, drawing it, hiking in it
S—Smoothies, the perfect brain energizing morning snack and Sunlight, and Scissors (am I the only parent who doesn’t know where my half dozen pairs of scissors have disappeared to?)
T—Theatre group, the perfect outlet for my kiddo’s creativity and Travel, the world’s my oyster
U—UV light for when there isn’t enough outside light, and Understanding…it’s not patience, that steely intent to be kind under pressure, rather understanding the whys and the whats of my little people that make me appear patient, sometimes
V–Vacations, off the school calendar, and always turn into a field trip
W—Writing, I dunno, it might be just me, but I find it entertaining, soothing, recreative and satisfying
X—Xylophone. Uh, no. How about a Xerox machine? Much photocopying required. Or a scanner.
Y–Youth, I get to be part of it, enjoy it, and watch it change from little to big…not missing a beat. Youth groups…a chance for kids to mix and meet new kids.
Z–Zachary, Rachel, Madelyn, and Hannah–without them, I wouldn’t have a homeschool.