Well, I don't know about you, but SweetPea and I are ready to get back to a schedule. We decided this morning that neither of us does very well with too much free time and no limitations on things like eating, computer, etc. (I can't believe I'm saying this.) Seems like we default to the laziest and easiest thing--which is really wonderful, don't get me wrong. We needed it after such a busy semester. But now we're both, shall I say eager ?, for school to begin again.
We had a wonderful Christmas with our snowy-mountain getaway with family. Got to get my fill of the darling baby, enjoy our traditional Scandinavian food, and drink in the incredible scenes everywhere. I'm sorry my whole family couldn't be there, but as we usually have no one with us for Christmas, this was very special.
If I were an unschooler, I would say that SweetPea did school nearly our whole Christmas break. She's been on a photography frenzy...setting up a new photography blog, learning the ins and outs of Adobe PhotoShop and doing a beautifully creative job, poring over her new digital photography books, reading and absorbing everything she can get on others' blogs, online tutorials, etc. She's researched cameras both online and in the stores to see what she needs to be saving her money for, read reviews, and committed to a savings plan to get it soon. And yes, I'm going to actually use this toward an elective credit. It seems to be the quintessential homeschool mom's dream-come-true: student teaching herself because of her own passion for the subject. How do we make that happen with math???
So a couple more days of hang-loose, then 2011--here we come.