The Blog Cruise this week, asks about how other people participate in our homeschool. So I thought I'd do a quick post on how things work around here.
Rodney (more often known as "Daddy" around here) works long, and unpredictable hours. But the travel his job includes gives us a chance to take some great field trips. Depending on his schedule while traveling, sometimes he comes with us to museums and such, sometimes not.
He also sometimes works from home, and that has led to some impromptu classes in accounting, taxes, computer stuff . . . and I don't remember what all else. The girls love to know how things work, so they're happy to ask questions of anyone they can.
Mama & Papa (my parents) they're our unofficial "field trip tour guides". We've tagged along with them to tons of National Parks and such over the years. I'm convinced that A inherited her need to know "how it works" from my Dad, so by the time she was 3 or 4 she'd figured out that if I couldn't tell her how something worked she could "just wait and ask Papa, he'll know". So Papa has taught them the inner workings of various things. He also has included them in his coin collecting and the history surrounding that, helping them learn about the early Presidents, using the President coins as they come out, and such. Mama has much more patience than I do letting them make messes in the kitchen :)
Grandmom (Rodney's mom) has craft stuff for them to mess around with whenever they go visit her, they LOVE crafts!!
We are so blessed to have family who love our kids and support us and them!