We have implemented a semi-strict rule of no errands during homeschool hours. Semi-strict because no matter how strong my intentions, there are always exceptions.
Yesterday was an exception.
With blizzard conditions predicted for the next 24+ hours, we (like almost every other person in the state of Massachusetts) decided we better make a quick trip to the grocery store. So we worked on school in the morning and left for the store right after lunch.
Normally, when I have to run an errand with the kids during the school week, the kids will be asked by a store clerk or someone else why they are not in school. Jonah loves telling them, with a big smile on his face, that we homeschool. He’s picked up on the fact that having a flexible schedule is a perk of homeschooling.
But yesterday, the excitement about the coming storm seemed to have everyone in a mood of anticipation. So instead of asking why the kids were not in school, Jonah was asked if he was excited about having no school the next day.
“No,” Jonah bemoaned, with a slump of his shoulders. “We homeschool, so we can do school even when it snows.”
Scott and I, and the store clerk, had a good laugh over that.
“Of course,” Scott added, “they get beach days when it turns warmer.”
Yes, yes they do.
And in all fairness, we have worked on some school today, but they have also enjoyed some great time outside in the snow.