Right now my parents are visiting from Ohio. They drove ten hours to see me, my husband and their three grandchildren—not necessarily in that order. We’ve spent the past few days driving them around, showing them all the reasons why we have come to love Alabama—in hopes of convincing them to move nearby!
Spent the morning bird watching at a national wildlife refuge…
And ate some of the delicious BBQ the South is known for in a cute, eclectically decorated cafe’.
You may have noticed that one thing wasn’t mentioned on that list. School. My children may not have cracked open one single text book the entire week but I don’t feel guilty. I don’t worry that we’ve fallen behind or that my kids won’t be willing to pick up the pace next week when our visitors are gone. I know this has been a productive week and it may surprise you, but I’ll even count a good deal of the week as school.
We’ve learned some of our State history, a bit more about the South, saw some really interesting art pieces, had innumerable conversations that were spawned due to the places we visited, and had an incredible time.
As the years pass, I’m certain they will remember our special time together and treasure those memories, knowing they didn’t miss one amazing moment. The flexibility we have as homeschooling parents is just one of the reasons I love homeschooling.
Why do you love homeschooling?
When Tonya’s not giving tours of her new hometown, you’ll find her blogging about her families many travel and educational adventures at Live the Adventure.