Thursday, September 6, 2012

First Day of Preschool=First Day of Homeschool

We felt like our homeschool year wouldn't begin until Luke got on the bus and went to school. When the bus finally pulled away Laurel and I stopped and looked at each other, then walked into the house. I think we both somehow expected something big to happen that would say NOW it's time to begin. Fireworks, a sky writer...SOMETHING?!?!

(Actually something did happen, Laurel cried.)

And cried and cried. She missed her brother, she was sad and wasn't ready to do anything yet. So I changed the plan. We locked the door and headed out with the camera to hike the Rainbird Trail. At first she wasn't into it and cried and whined. So we walked to the trail, then we began the trail climb. Quietly and gracefully her sour mood turned into one of interest and delight. I let her use my camera as her own and she began searching out shots; from trees to slugs.

All in all it was a great start to a great day. We enjoyed each others company, learned about some wild edibles in our area. We saw otter, salmon, sea stars and banana slugs.

How many kids can say that about their first day of school?

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