I don't know who has a harder time on Friday, me or the kids. They are obviously ready for the weekend or at least for movie night, but I am ready for adult conversation, reading, or my own on-line movie streaming. I get a little antsy when Friday rolls around. With that I've come up with 7 interesting things to do when your burned out on Friday (and you home-school your kids!):
1. Movie - A - Thon
I've decided when we've all had enough it would be a good idea to set the Lord of the Rings Trilogy side by side and watch 9 hours of gore, lore, and incredible graphics. The kids love these movies, and I can check this off as History and an extra-curricular activity in film-making!
2. Sewing Fun
Of course the girls have several cut out pieces of fabric attached to patterns downstairs strewn all around the sewing machines. I went downstairs last night and tried to make sense of all the pattern pieces. Unless the dolls don't want to end up looking like Rainbow Bright, I might suggest the girls get down there, match up their pieces, and put an end to their projects. Maybe a sewing day would be better than math drills! Home Ec. - check!
3. Eat Our Way into Oblivion
We could just raid the kitchen and the fridge and eat ice cream and pizza all day doing #1 above. Costco comes in handy when you want to eat large quantities and you have a lot of takers! Again, Home Ec. - check! Personal finance and kitchen skills get used with this one.
4. Play Dates
Here's my chance to get back at all the neighbors who casually let their kids play here whenever we are doing school. I could just unleash my brood all over the neighborhood. What? You say they're not home? The cool thing about home-schooled kids is that not only can they pick locks, they know how to make them! They could just have a heyday in the adjacent homes of the neighborhood!!
5. Real School
We could casually show up at recess or gym time at the local school. Problem is they wouldn't want to go in when the bell rings...or would they?
6. Dad & Kids Day
Of course, I should have thought of this one this morning. I could have declared a "Daddy & Kid" Day at work. Daddy's colleagues love the children and would love to have them check out a future chiropractic career!
7. Take them to Mass
This one falls under the category of exorcism. It's always good to rid oneself of the demons within!! Maybe I could keep mine and get rid of the kids'.
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Ciao for Now,