I haven’t blogged in a while, so I thought an update was in order.
First, we went to see Secondhand Lions tonight. Great fun family flick! If you have kids, and you choose to take them, there is some swearing of the “damn” and “hell” nature, but no other obsenities. There is also no sexual inuendo. The violence is of the “swashbuckling” nature, and it almost like a cartoon since it the story being told within the movie is so unbelievable (but you want to believe it very badly). This is a movie with a lot of heart. Robert Duvall and Michael Cain and the kid from The Sixth Sense (Haley Joel Osmand–something like that) were all excellent. We haven’t been inside a movie theater in some time, so it was especially fun for us.
Homeschooling: It is going pretty well. I am enjoying the curriculum probably more than Calvin. He is really interested in the history aspects of the curriculum and the literature has also drawn him in. One part of our curriculum is singing geography songs. That has been a lot of fun for me as I still know the states in alphabetical order from a song I learned in 5th grade. I have also appreciated the fact that my 7-year-old is getting exposure to the parts of the world at a young age. I don’t think I even saw geography in public school until 4th grade (although I may be just forgetful). Sitting down in the mornings to do math and English isn’t so fun, but we get through it. Also, Charis has been an angel so far, allowing us to accomplish a good bit. This is an answer to prayer.
I went on a women’s retreat with our presbytery last weekend. It was great to be in a beautiful location and to catch up with some friends without children pulling on my shirt or pantlegs. The speaker was good, and the time was well spent. Thanks Mark for giving me the time to do it.