Last week I spent a hot, sweaty afternoon combing the covered bazaar of our Middle Eastern City in search of an elusive goal: a silver Tiffany bracelet with a heart charm. Finally, at 6:00p.m., I found a merchant who had one hidden in the back of her crowded store. After 20 minutes of hard bargaining, the bracelet was mine. Obviously it was a look alike, considering where I bought it. Still, it was silver and beautiful, and when I saw my daughter’s face on her birthday morning, the hard search seemed worth it. [Read more…]
Home schooling was one thing I never thought I’d do. It seemed kind of, well, weird, and everyone says that your kids will be social misfits if you homeschool, right? In fact if we’d been living in America, I might never have home schooled, but we ended up in the Middle East, and in our country education is all about memorization. This wasn’t what I wanted for my kids.
As I get ready to dive into my 12th year home schooling, I’m already thinking about a few things that help me to keep my head above water. [Read more…]
These days I’m the wicked witch of the west around here. Because I keep mentioning a start-up date for homeschool, and my kids are happy to continue summer vacation, thank you very much. Where we live, local schools don’t open until after September 15th, which makes me extremely unpopular when I suggest starting in August. I’m trying to justify my dictatorial position by letting them know that in other parts of the world, kids are already starting school. [Read more…]
Wow, is night time over already?
Do I really have to go walking this morning? [Read more…]
I love the vintage Beatles song, “I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends” because it reminds me that I can’t survive without mine. Friends laugh and cry with you. They keep you from losing your mind. Friends celebrate your victories, and listen when you rant about your problems. [Read more…]