- to submit proof of learning and an anecdotal report to Zarf and Klaxon's distributed learning school, and
- to pack and transport myself and the boys to the camp for a retreat hosted by the school.
I met the first one with a minimal amount of blood, sweat, tears and cursing. In fact, I was three days early. However, I was 30 minutes late for the latter deadline. I consider it a major victory that we made it at all. Highway driving is not something I do very often, and I have never done a solo road trip with the boys. Plus it was pouring rain for the entire 200 kilometers of our journey.
Camp was a blast. I had reservations because Mr Wrath wasn't able to attend this year and he is the FUN Parent when it comes to outdoorsy activities. I am the FUN Parent when it comes to watching television or stalking Star Trek actors or impulse buying things at the mall. Which is why on the way home we stopped at a toy store and spent a $100 on Playmobil stuff. Then we popped into a hippy-dippy health food store and I treated myself to these:
Please note that I am not modelling these Birkenstocks -- which I wear exclusively as indoor slippers -- because my big toe nail has still not recovered from last year's homeschooling camp experience. The only injury I sustained this year was a bruise on my ass thanks to the zipline staff not explaining how to "land." But the group of homeschooling moms -- and their kids -- and the school staff at this year's camp were so much FUN. I think I may have had more fun than the boys.
We are definitely going back next year. Though I am unsure about letting Mr Wrath tag along. And I might just leave the kids at home, too.