fall off the face of the Earth, nor actually leave for my cruise. (That’s another 4 weeks from now.)
However, I did reach an entire level of panic I did not realize was possible in myself.
For, you see, Jay has said that he will carry on with school whilst I’m away.
Now, there are some homeschooling families where the Dad is quite involved with the schooling. (There are even some where the Dad IS the teacher.) There are others where the Dad is not involved with the schooling, but is involved in decision making processes. There are still others where the Dad listens “about” school.
And, then, there is mine. Where Dad is ever so grateful for online homeschool communities, so anything related to “school” doesn’t have to be heard by him.
Well, it’s not entirely THAT bad. . .but it’s a pretty darn acurate description.
Thus, the panic.
On top of that, if you will recall, I “graduated” my younger two from Kindergarten.
That move was actually mostly for me. It was completely mental. The problem is that I see Kindergarten as a “gentle introduction to letters and numbers”. Note the lack of “reading” or “math”. Well, I was seeing signs that the gentle introduction time needed to be over and hard-core “1st grade” material inserted. 😉
Thus, I have spent the last week scheduling. And preparing for two weeks when “Mr. Mom” is also going to be tackling the homeschooling front.
You have NO IDEA how badly I want to wire the house with hidden cameras! I mean this will be a two-fer! First, Jay will get a good hard look at what it means to be “mom”, and then he’ll have schooling to boot!!!
He seems to think this will be a piece of cake, and keeps telling me that he’s done this before.
Note, the longest he’s done before is 4 days; and I had most of the meals prepared in advance.
Not that I don’t think he’s entirely capable. . .just sayin’.