We are a creative homeschooling family of 3. I have homeschooled my 2 boys from the start and we do lots of unit studies and get out into our beautiful part of the world as often as we can.
As the boys are getting older and we are getting busier I find I am posting less about our journey but will continue to update occasionally.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Now the Year Really Starts for Us.

Daddy started back at uni last week :-(

This will be his 4th and final year of his degree!
He has done so well at Uni, and when I remember how uncertain he was about starting, all of his doubts and questions- we are all very proud of Daddy.
We have been reminiscing, when he started Mr 10 was just 7 and our little Mr5 was only 2.
It is hard for us all with Daddy away Monday to Friday in the university term and especially for the boys, so last week Daddy took Mr5 up to Lismore with him for the first week of Uni and Mr10 is going tomorrow.

This is such a different experience for us all. Daddy rarely has the boys alone~ and never for long.


Mr5 had a fabulous time, Daddy is doing a science degree so Mr5 got to go into labs and look through microscopes and explore the wonderful library, he met lots of lovely people and saw things that amazed him but most of all he got to have Daddy - all to himself. They were together all day everyday just Mr5 and his idol. It was very special and Mr5 thinks He might like to do it again soon- but Daddy is thinking he needs to be studying not playing at the park.

It was lovely for me to have that time with Mr10 one on one as well.
He decided to camp in my room and sleep in my bed, it usually has the other three members of his family in it so he wanted to try it out for himself.

The first night we were here alone, we had an irate bull going berserk at the back fence for hours through the night and we were both terrified so it was lovely to be able to whisper to each other in the dark whilst we were wondering if that bull was going to come crashing into our home! We ended up being awake for hours and getting up for a cup of chai and just talking. We also went out for dinner one night for a lovely Thai meal and that was very special as well. We got lots of school work done, I have already forgotten how easy it is to just homeschool one. We both enjoyed our week very much.

Now I am looking forward to my week with Mr5.
Mr10 is so excited to be going away just with Daddy and to be able to go to uni.
I think we will have to find other opportunities for our boys to have this special time alone with Mum and Dad though, I have really seen how important it is for all of us.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

The bull must have been terrifying!

alecat said...

How special to be able to spend time with the boys individually. That's so great that Daddy can take one of the boys with him at a time. I think it's very important that the children see what both parents do, and spend time separately to form a lovely friendship too.
I hope you're week this goes well for you all! :)

The Magic Onions said...

How lovely for all of you... it is so rare to get time alone with each child - and I can just imagine how special Mr5 felt... and Mr10 too... bet all 4 of you bonded in such a special way.

Louise said...

Lisa that bull was an experience I don't think I will ever forget- absolutely terrifying- tonight is a week later and I can still feel my heart beat accelerate just thinking about it.