Monday, April 27, 2009

Car Schooling

Last Friday, we had a lot of errands to run. I had to get the car inspected and then wanted to get it washed. I prefer to run errands like these in the morning (afternoons are pretty much dedicated to my almost-daily nap), so that means taking school with us.
While I was being read to by Maya, the other kids were reading to themselves if they're able (Elena and now Chloe) or just looking to see how many more chapters are left in the book (Isaac).
And then it was Isaac's turn to read to me. He's actually getting pretty good at it, but it's all about achievement for him, not so much for pleasure. Yet. But I have hope.
Meanwhile, everyone else is entertained just watching the cars get scrubbed and rinsed. Endless entertainment! It never gets old.
By the way, I was having a very thorough job done on my messy van, so we had plenty of time to kill. We got all the reading and math done, and then Daniel and Liddy found this candy machine. It was manna from heaven as far as they were concerned.
Suddenly, I found myself barrated with starving children wanting to know if they could buy some candy. I said: If you're buying, you can have whatever you want!

So Isaac starts emptying his pockets. He has all the things he will ever need in case of an emergency.
Isaac had 57 pennies in his pocket as it turned out! There would be candy galore!!

And after keeping six children busy for an hour, I was rewarded with a shiny and spotless "new" van. Woo-Hoo!! Man, I love multi-tasking!


Global Orphan Outreach said...

this was a cute post. good idea to let them have the candy BEFORE going back into the van. haha.

debhmom3 said...

That last picture is too cute. :)

rachel said...

Wow, supermom!!!!!!!!!!

goodallmom said...

Love it! Proof positive that we CAN do it even when on an errand non-school related, school happens. Thanks Ginger!

Ginger said...

Supermom??? Are you kidding me? Do you know what my kids would have done if I didn't have schoolwork to keep them busy? ;)

Rachel said...

this is great!! I have to pass your blog on to a dear friend who home schools and they have 7 kids. She really could benefit from a great support system:) You and faith are 2 she needs to hook up with via internet!!