Thursday, October 1, 2009

On The Road Again

This afternoon, we will check out of the hotel and head back home again. This experiment has been a pretty solid success, and will definitely be repeated again.

A couple of observations from the week:

  1. It's an absolute gift to be able to relax and enjoy our evenings together... no meals to prep/clean-up, no activities/meetings to get to. We drove 45 minutes into Kansas to visit the T-Rex Cafe on Monday night, splashed in the pool on Tuesday night, and the kids caught a movie with Dad on Wednesday night (while Mom got some much-needed downtime).

  2. With kids, even the ordinary becomes an adventure. We stayed in a small hotel suite. One queen-size bed in the bedroom, and a pull-out couch in the living area. LilBro slept on the couch cushions, which I made up as a small bed. BigBro and Princess shared the pull-out. Every morning, they were thrilled to help me make up the bed back into a couch so we could do school. Every night, they loved turning the couch back into a bed. It's like life-size Transformers... how fun is that!

  3. After years of saying that one of the benefits of homeschooling is that we can do it anywhere, it was nice to put it to the test... and succeed! We got all the work I had planned done each day, and even got some bonus hours in the form of field trips. Next time, I'll plan a lighter load of book-work, mostly because the hotel room starts to get really small after a few hours of confinement with an active 3 year old boy.

  4. I desperately want a few days alone with DH. As much fun as it's been to have all of us together, it's made me realize just how much I want the time alone with DH. And how amazing it would have been this week, if it had been just us. Soon... I hope.

Well, I have some packing to do and some math to check over. Better get to it, so we can have some time for one last field trip before heading home.

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