Friday morning my friend, Dawn, called and reminded me that it was the Christian Home Educators of Colorado (CHEC) Homeschool Day at the Capitol. So we picked Dawn and her girls up in our van and drove to downtown Denver.
We took a short tour of the capitol building from the side door to the only bathroom in the whole place, conveniently located in the basement. Then we stood outside and froze our tushes off for over an hour while several speakers talked about the importance of keeping our right to homeschool protected. They were especially glad to announce that our legislature passed a resolution that morning reaffirming their support of homeschooling rights in Colorado, in light of the recent terrible lower court ruling from California.
After the rally we let the kids play at McDonald's. Then Dawn offered to let our three girls play at her house with her three girls while Kevin, Daniel, and I went home to take a nap. It was a good distraction for our family on a day when we were likely to have stayed home feeling miserable and moping instead.