What do Homeschoolers do on the last day of the school year?
We’ve just completed our TENTH year of homeschooling. I just had to count that twice because I can’t believe it’s been that long….OK, there are some days that it seems every bit that long and much more.
Over the years we’ve gotten plenty of questions about homeschooling, most often occurring when we are out in public in the middle of the day on a “school” day.
Some frequently asked questions:
“Are you out of school today?” (usually in the above mentioned scenario)
“Do you do your classes online?”
“Does your mom teach all your subjects?”
“How do you make friends?”
“Do you like it?”
and my favorite and very frequently asked….
“Do you do school all year round?”
I have always found this question quite baffling. Why are we asked this? Do we look like we should do school all year long? I hope not!
In case you’re wondering….the answer is a very firm NO! I NEED A BREAK!!!!!
Not only are we taking the summer off, but this year we had an end of the year “field day and party” on the last day of school…although it looks a little different from what you might expect.
Here’s what our Homeschool End of the Year Party looked like…
Several months ago we purchased season tickets to the Ballet, and our last performance just happened to fall on the “last day of school”
Another activity was planned with the “little brother” and he was dropped off with Dad
(because there are laws against “cruel and unusual punishment” – which is what the nail salon would have been for him)
First, my daughters and I drove to our favorite nail salon, which just happens to offer student discounts
Spent as much time as we needed picking out our nail color….because we could…it was before lunch on Friday!
Politely accepted the offer of “something to drink”
Enjoyed our “Cokes” while getting Mani-Pedi
Stayed as long as it took under the nail dryers because NO ONE was waiting for them
Before getting into the car, took a fun picture of everyone’s toes
Went back by Dad’s office to get the little brother…and while we were there got Dad to take a picture of everyone’s lovely nails
Went home to eat a late lunch/early dinner because we were going out later for DESSERT!
Careful planning is required when saving room for dessert
Got dressed up for going out
We purchased a Groupon for Simply Fondue, conveniently located down the street from Bass Performance Hall (where the ballet would be)
Ordered three serving of chocolate… because there were three of us
They continue to bring you things to dip as long as you have chocolate…after three trips to the kitchen our waiter finally told them…
“It’s girls… eating chocolate, load up the plate!”
Attended a long awaited performance of the ballet Swan Lake
Made a special memory of the last day of school this year!
Ok, technically it was supposed to be the last day of school…but we took some extra time off earlier in the year so we have a few more days…
but I promise, we will NOT be doing school ALL Summer!