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.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Musing on our Future

It is mid September already and DH
has almost finished his 4 years at university.
Mr6 was a baby when Daddy started uni,
and he only remembers living like this,
with Daddy away every week.
Mr10 was only 6
and looking back from here those years have raced by.
But they are drawing to a close
and our family is preparing for a change.

The job vacancies are being carefully assessed
and applications sent off.
The future is looming large and a little frightening.
We have been here for 10 years
and it is the only life my darling boys have known,
my two wild and noisy country boys,
happily running barefoot through the wilderness-
how will they cope with anything else?

The biggest concern at the moment is where will we end up?
city? country? which state?
When will we need to go?
How long will we have to get ready?
The job applications are going far and wide,
we will go wherever the best opportunity for our family is-
it is just scary.

Speaking of scary-
then there is the whole packing up to move.
We have so much stuff!

A great big bus sits outside on our block and it is full.
Full of books, so many books,
clothes carefully sorted waiting till Mr6 grows into them-
art materials, old school work- dioramas and mobiles,
unfired pottery, half finished childish sculptures,
pirate ships, rocket ships, fire engines and toys.

Then there is the yard- swings and trampolines,
ducks and chooks,
budgies, my lovely cat, where will she go?

We are doing house renovations,
well we started 2 years ago
but they stopped a long time ago as well
and they have left things everywhere
that will need sorting . It is an epic job.

Considering this momentous event is about to swallow us up,
I have decided to wind up our birds unit this week.
We are doing the last 3 weeks worth of bookwork this week.
The boys are also both almost finished their maths books-
great timing boys!

Then we can start sorting and cleaning and packing.
I still have 3 planned field trips
and we will take them over the next 3 weeks
as a reprieve from the packing
and we will do the fun creative things
I have planned in the field I think we will need them.

I wonder if I can fit "The Fig Tree" into the removals van.......


Kez said...

Wow, that sounds like a massive job.. Keep us updated.

5 orange potatoes said...

Oh my goodness. Our lives sound so familiar right now. We probably have a move in our future too. Leaving the 5 acres which I grew up on is going to kill me but must keep believing that there is a wonderful adventure ahead for my family. Good luck fitting that fig tree in the truck! ;)

Hope Mr. 6 feels better soon and you take care of yourself as well!

Louise said...

Thankyou Kez and Lisa,

Lisa I have been thinking of the similarities in our lives as I read your blog, and admire your attitude.