Archive for March, 2012
About this time every year the same thing happens. We’re going along, doing our thing when all of a sudden, I have time on my hands. It always takes me by surprise. Our evenings are free, our afternoons are free, everyone seems to be out of town. It usually takes me a couple of days before I realize what has happened to all our friends/activities/social engagements. It’s Spring Break.
Spring Break to our family is that week, just before Spring, that our co-op takes a break, any activity involving public school kids takes a break, everyone seem to be going camping. What do the Dows do? We do school as usual. The one difference is that we have lots more time to get it all done. It is really a nice week.
In fact, I thought a couple of times this week that it would be nice if every week were like this. Maybe we should quit our outside activities. The kids don’t need co-op, do they? Those trips to Nacogdoches for cello lessons and youth orchestra rehearsals aren’t really necessary, are they? Do we really need a sports day? A home school orchestra is over rated, isn’t it? If we dropped these activities, I might get my house back in shape. I might have more time to work on some of the hobbies I’ve been neglecting.
Then, I come to my senses and remember the reason we’re doing our outside activities. What a blessing it is to my boys to have a co-op where other home school moms are willing to teach them those subjects I’m weak in. What a great time to develop friends — both the boys and myself. What a blessing it is to have a university near enough for my cello loving son to get quality cello lessons. How nice to have a time when the boys can get outside and play softball with their buddies. All of these outside activities are helping us to give our children opportunities that we never would otherwise be able to give them. The break this week has been nice but I’m ready for tomorrow when everything returns back to normal.