Posted by: whimsigal | June 12, 2007

still here

we’re still here! I have not posted here for a few days because my @$%*& computer is flipping out. I use a laptop and a few months ago the jack broke so I had no power. For mother’s day my dh got it repaired but the repair needs to be repaired! lol Now he has to take it back and I’m using his computer in the mean time.

Today we finally finished Sean’s father’s day gift from the boys. we made a board game based on the Mario Party video game and the boys did a tremendous job with it. I can’t wait for Sean to see it! The boys really worked hard on creating the object of the game, coming up with some challenges to make the game more interesting, and designing the board and the playing pieces. It’s really cool and we’re going to be playing it all the time undoubtedly. Iain and Ryan can barely keep from spilling the beans as it is!

Iain’s birthday is coming up and we got him a Wii. He’s going to flip out when he sees it. He’s been begging for months for one and just yesterday I had to tell him that it was going to have to be something that he asked Santa for because Mom and Dad just couldn’t swing it. He’s going to go bonkers when he opens it!

Ryan told me yesterday that he wants to go to school. 😦 I didn’t really know what to say. Iain piped up and said, “Ry-yan! You will be there for 7 HOURS and you can’t do anything when you want to do it! You have to do whatever the teachers tell you to do. You don’t have any freedom!” A ringing endorsement from my 7yr old for homeschooling but it didn’t quell Ryan’s desire. Am I being selfish? I don’t want him to go to school. He is so feisty and spirited that I know he would be considered a problem there and I don’t want him to go through that. I don’t want him to resent me for never sending him to school either though. Any thoughts out there on that? He’s only 5. My gut tells me he’s just missing having a group of friends that he sees all the time. we haven’t gotten into the groove of hanging out with any other homeschoolers yet. We met a group back in Feb or March and there were mostly unschoolers in the group but the older boys were downright mean to the younger ones and none of the adults there said anything about it. I was pretty pissed off, especially when both of mine had been pushed around to the point of tears. So we left and never went back to that group and have struggled to find another one locally. Still trying to figure that out. We’ve just joined a new group so we’ll see how that goes!



  1. I can’t believe I forgot (like twice!) to mention how impressed I am with the game idea!
    How cool!
    Such a great idea.

  2. Hey Steph! It was a lot of fun to put the game together. Once we give it to Sean I’ll post pics of it on here so you can see it.

    By the way, I had to pull out my copy of Knight in Shining Armor and just read the last couple of chapters the other night. That’s my fave part. What was the first romance novel you ever read? Mine was The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss. I still love that one ,too.

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