Obviously this is not reasonable behavior, but not many have accused me of being as such, so I think I can safely stop explaining right there.
Now it is January again and the Goliath of February looms before us, which I've read drives every homeschooler, no matter the climate, to declare they are quitting. Every. Single. Year. And all of a sudden I was like "I gotta do something. I gotta do something BEFORE I start moping around and actin' a fool." Take some, you know, preventative measures.
I'm thinking that planning some special outings is going to be the key. That way when the weather is lovely again, I can just kick the children outside and not feel guilty about not taking them places whilst I wait on pins and needles for NewBabyWhoseUltrasoundWeStillHaveNotScheduled to arrive.
So, today a trip to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum (free) for a show in their planetarium ($3 a ticket). Paul was FILLED with questions the entire time and even exclaimed "Space is my favorite thing, you know."
Luckily our group (three moms and all our respective children) were the only ones on hand for a Tuesday afternoon viewing because we are geniuses, so the babies ran about freely behind the snazzy lean-back seating while the English speakers enjoyed the show and all was right with the world despite today's high temp of 11 big degrees.
On the docket for the future we've got a a girls' engineering even at the Kzoo AirZoo (rescheduled from the last time I mentioned it.), a performance of Oliver, produced by a neat group called Homeschool Performing Arts, AND, exciting but true, a media conference JUST FOR GROWN UPS that I'll be
Am I crazy for thinking that 3 schoolish obligations per week plus the above funny funny fun activities will keep me from falling into the pit of despair again this year? Probably. But Imma try it anyway.