Sep 3, 2007

First Day: The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful


The Good: All the kids were up early and ready to go with their work.

The Bad: I wasn't.

The Beautiful: I was the one who started the day in prayer for each one of them and I was the one who hugged and kissed each of them as they did their assignments and tasks.
The Good: Seth loves Math and Bible.

The Bad: He hates everything else.

The Beautiful: We are studying Gal:5:22-26 which of course teaches about the fruits of the spirit. Need I say more.

The Good: We finished all our work in about 2 and a half hours.

The Bad: I am going to have to plan a lot more, challenge these easily distracted children of mine, and not use Coke Zero for bribes. (Actually it was a first day of school treat and it did get them alert.)

The Beautiful: We are all learning and growing together in this new adventure.

*Would you just look at my sweet Annie's handwriting and she's is only seven. When I showed her the picture I took, she found her spelling mistake and changed it. She wanted another picture taken, but my goodness, I have blogging to do here.

Kids own reactions of their first day of school:

Ashley(13)-It was like a regular day of school, except I got to wear what I wanted. I also think it is just wrong that I have to make my mom her perfect cup of coffee(two splendas and two tablespoons hazlenut creamer). It's a lot better than regular school, I'll tell you that.

Annie(7)-It was good and fun. I liked sharpening the pencils.

Seth(10)-It was fine. (spoken just like a young Skip)


Tiffany said...

Wow! I'm impressed. You had school on Labor day? Your tuff!!!! It looks like fun. 2 1/2 hours and work is done. That is awesome. I remember those days. Have a great week!!! I was wondering what the coke was for. HA!HA!HA!

Ruth said...

You started them on Labor Day?! Wow!! It sounds like you had a great day. Gee...2 1/2 hours. I could handle that. =o)

Linda said...

That was fun Susie. I guess we just have to take the bad with the beautiful. You have my deepest admiration for doing this. I pray the Lord will bless this special time for you and the kids.

Penless Thoughts said...

Cute theme and post!!

Susie said...

Tiff, Ruth, Linda and Susan-
Thanks for checking in on me, and just so you know, I haven't received my math materials or my science yet. Once everything is here, we will take much more time to home school I'm sure.

Robin said...

You are a wonderful mother and teacher. I'm so glad it all went well! One day down...I have no idea how many you have to go, but that's the beauty of HSing. It's totally up to you.

DeeDee said...

So proud of you!

Tammi said...

I'm proud of you, Susie! What great memories you are making with the kids. I know if I were homeschooling, teacher wouldn't start class before 10:00. The kids start back to school tomorrow, they are excited. Too bad they can't be done in 2 1/2 hours!
Keep up the good work.

Mayhem And Miracles said...

Ohhhhhh! I'm giggling and misting up altogether. Boy did this post make me miss it! I'm so excited for you all. It's great that the kids have such good attitudes about such a big change.

Sohl Gal said...

I'm so glad to hear the first day went well. Can't wait to see what they say after the first week!

Twisting His Arm said...

Sounds like everything went smoothly! YAY!!! Your kids are SO adorable!!!

Annie said...

as long as you have the Coke and no science they sell Mento's in tubes now for the Coke/Mento's science experiment. Super fun, outside.

love you

NeeNee said...

How I admire moms who homeschool! What a privlege to be able to be responsible for what your children are learning. My oldest wanted to be homeschooled when she was little but back then I worked full time. May the Lord bless your time together!
~ Denise

PS Would you mind if I added your blog to my sidebar?

DA Wagners said...

You'll have to keep us posted on how everything goes! It seems kind of cool that you get to spend the day w/ your kids. You'll have to plan lots of field trip!