Wednesday, June 18

School's (almost) out!

It's almost Summer, and that means that everyone is wrapping up the school season. I have been working really hard this past spring, and it's starting to show.

You see, in the fall, we have to harvest the garden, do canning, and get ready for the winter. During December, we are sending and receiving gifts and cards (something that Toby and I work on with Mom), and celebrating all over the place. Then we have to put all that stuff away and go shovel. With all this to do, we are left little or no time to work, putting that extra work on the early months of the next year.

Now of course, we could decide not to grow a garden, but what about the apples, gooseberries, and blueberries? They would all go to waste. Besides, all of the above are nutritious money savers. We could decide not to send gifts and cards to people, but that would ruin our hard earned reputation. Lastly, we could decide not to celebrate Christmas and New Years, but that would negatively impact morale.

Therefore, in the cold months, we must pick up and carry the burden of school. Working hard, we must also prepare for that warmer season in which we must also carry the burden of gardening and mowing. Now please understand, I am not saying that homeschooled kids get overworked. I myself feel blessed that I have been chosen to complete the tasks at hand with my God given skills. I also know that adults have many more burdens to carry, many of which are heavier than those listed above. I am just saying that we do actually work, and are not lazy and stupid as some people suppose.

Anyway, as I said, I have been working really hard and am getting results. I have finished Saxon 7 6; My math book of two years, Writing Strands; my writing book of two years, and am almost finished with Apologia General Science; my science curriculum for one year (not to mention, my favorite science book ever!).

Mom, Dad, and I were talking about my progress, and Mom said that this is probably the first time I have ever finished three school books in the same year! I'm really excited! During the Summer I will be reading a bunch of books and practicing my multiplication table. I'm gonna go work on science.


  1. Congratulations Lynae ! ! It sounds like you have been working hard, and I can't imagine anyone EVER thinking that you are lazy. But I know what you mean. It seems like there is so much to do and so little time. But then, you are still young. Wait till you get to be my age ! ! Hugs to all of you. Aunt Marion

  2. Good for you Lynae :) At least some homeschoolers aren't as lazy as me :P