Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Have School Will Travel

The big girls both had orthodontist appointments. One of them needed to be there for over an hour. Keeping the two younger kids busy and happy in a small waiting room was not my idea of fun. I chose to come prepared and set off for Starbucks across the street.

One of the blessings of schooling at home is having more flexibility in our schedule. I honestly never thought that I would be introducing multiplication concepts to my son in a coffee shop, but I did, and he got it. My little one was catching it too and wanted her own math problems (addition, of course).

We had the treat of meeting new people as well. It is always nice to talk to other moms even if only for a short time. Her son enjoyed the kid conversation and the book that my son read to him.

I sat on the other side of the coffee shop in view of my kids and listened and watched the love between my two little ones. Any mom will tell you of numerous bouts of sibling rivalry and competition. For a brief time, I enjoyed this peaceful moment.

Before too long the phone rang and the big girls were done. Our day was set in motion again.


He And Me + 3 said...

I love it when the kids get along. Sweet music to my ears.

Green Acres said...

Isn't that the great thing about homeschooling? I love how life can go on, right along with learning.