So far this summer the girls have had summer school, and then last week they had Karate camp. So, this week starts the first time all summer that our days are free and unscheduled.
Karate camp was a blast!!! I was so impressed, the very first day they came home and had learned a lot. They weren't great of course, but I could recognize what moves they were trying to accomplish. There was a lot of yelling hi-YA and trying to balance on one foot. Teena would say "Mama, Mama, be a perpetrator Mama, pretend you are a perpetrator". I eventually figured out she meant I should try to grab her by the arms, which I did, and she promptly kicked me in the shin. It worked! I let go!
Now begins the official summer drag. Endless days, open season on tantrums and fits. I realized something recently- I home school! Yes I do! It was a surprise to me as well! I know that Genea needs all the help she can get academically. If I can keep her up with the material, then she will be more able to focus on new information when school starts in the fall. When she moved in with us, I don't think she could sing the alphabet so we started there and I tried to get her as much of a running start as I could for kindergarten and I have made a point of working on academics all summer going on three years now. I found out from reading Watching the Waters (who actually does home school and knows what she is talking about!) that this is home schooling! Well daaaaaaaaaaaaang! I guess it is! So now I know- I would officially slit my own throat if I had to do this all year round! One of those things you don't know until you try it I think. Anyhow, Teena works on writing her name and such and so far this summers home school is going great. You know, since we started today. Awesome!