An Inside Look Into Our Big Crazy Adoptive Family!
Monday, September 24, 2012
Readin' Writin' and 'Rithmatic
All my friends are talking about getting back into the school routine and "back to school" events, etc. Since we home school year round, there is not real change for us in September. The main change is starting Options again in the Fall. My friends talk about the difficulty of getting their kids to do homework... and I actually understand that. My kids think school work is a negotiation. They want me to believe that having their math and reading done should mean they don't have to do other subjects or that doing History means they don't need to do Science.
Obviously, I disagree. Then I inform them that this is not a democracy in our home. It is a "Momtatorship". I decide how much is enough and which subjects we'll be covering that day. Maybe we had to do a light day on Thursday because of a doctor's appointment, so Friday will require more work. Maybe I'm going easy on them on Monday because we are trying to cram in all the Options homework they didn't get done earlier. What I really hate is when they bring me something they need typed at the last moment on Monday night for an Options class on Tuesday morning. That's when I whip out my 7th grade art teacher's favorite quote: "Lack of planning on your part does NOT constitute an emergency on mine."
I'm a 38 year old Christian mom of 10 kids. I have six girls; Danya age 15, Gloria age 14, Jordan age 13, Brianna age 13, Katie age 6, and our other 6 year old Karyie. My four sons include Michael age 12, Shane age 11, Kevin age 9, and Ryker age 4 months. I also was a foster mom for about 5 years. In 2009 we adopted two of the 33 kids we've fostered. In April 2012 we adopted three more! I've been happily married to the love of my life, Daniel, for 19 years!
For privacy reasons we cannot post identifying pictures of foster children. That's why their faces are covered or only the backs of their heads are shown. We also give them nicknames to protect their privacy.
The Mini Homeschoolers
Danya and Gloria are "The Mini Homeschoolers" in a series of YouTube videos where they answer questions about homeschooling from a younger perspective. These videos are based on the ones created by two funny homeschooled young men called "Ask the Homeschoolers".
Watch the videos here: The Mini Homeschoolers