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Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Let's Go to a Restaurant!
When we ask Katie what she'd like to do for our weekly special time on Tuesdays while the kids are at school, she inevitably yells with a huge grin, "Let's go to a restaurant!" Her typical favorite is Lone Star steakhouse, but this particular week she asked for pancakes. So we took them to IHOP. I think it's good for kids to have chances often to practice manners for dining out. However, the more our family grew, the less we could afford to eat at nicer restaurants. McDonald's just isn't the same experience, although we do expect certain appropriate behavior no matter where we are in public.
I'm going to miss these special times together when the girls start Kindergarten in the fall of 2014. For now, we are making the most of it!
I'm a 39 year old Christian mom of 10 kids. I have six girls; Danya age 17, Gloria age 15, Jordan age 15, Brianna age 14, Katie age 8, and our other 8 year old Karyie. My four sons include Michael age 14, Shane age 13, Kevin age 11, and Ryker age 2. 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 21 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