Little Things Thursday

One of the beauties of homeschooling is the freedom to do this right in the middle of the day:

popcorn and pup

popcorn and pup

popcorn and pup

However, this is going to change next year, but only a little. Tonight we are going to an open house for a hybrid academy. Gracyn begins High School next year so we are going to a hybrid homeschool model. She will go to campus a two days a week and will work at home the remainder. She is so excited about having the best of both worlds! We hope this will be the perfect path for her as she starts the 4 year road to independence.  But, I can’t even go there just yet. Sniff.

Let’s talk about your week instead.

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  1. How wonderful and peaceful!
    My memories of school days are cruel: in breaks I was desperately trying to hide on stinking toilets to escape the bullying of others. Often bleeding injured came home…
    Geeks and disableds had at that time (former GDR) no protection and exposed mercilessly all attacks. But Germany does not permit Homeschooling until today 🙁
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  2. Wonderful pics, so lovely!

    Have a nice day,
    and best wishes

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  3. So how cool is that! And I can’t even believe that she is old enough for high school next year…it will be the best of both worlds!

    I can’t even go there thinking about my boy going to college in a year and all the logistics and stars that have to align for THAT to happen with his current situation….we need a miracle at my house!
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  4. Such a sweet moment captured!
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  5. Beautiful shots of a beautiful girl. But I have to ask, in that first pic: HOW IS SHE SITTING WITH HER LEGS TURNED LIKE THAT??? If I tried to sit like that I’d never get back up again LOL.

  6. How exciting! Can’t wait to hear more about the program.
    But for now, enjoy the popcorn!
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  7. I remember those days when my kids reached high school, and then I blinked. SIGH, they are both in their 30s now. Time flies..I always wish I had been brave enough to try homeschooling with mine.

    My cat looks at me like that when I eat popcorn. She always wants a bite, and then just sniffs it to death!
    Have a wonderful day!
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  8. Oh Kim, the blessings of having a superhuman heart of a mother! At least there is consolation in knowing you will still be able to enjoy Gracyn being home most of the week, evenings and weekends 🙂 No heading off into the wild… just yet 😉 I can’t even begin to think that far ahead with my boys without falling apart…
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  9. Oh my – that’s a change. But I hear you! It’s hard to let them do something different. My son (who is 17) started the classroom portion of his lifeguarding class. I had to drop him off at the campus – I have never in his 17 years dropped him off anywhere & just left. It was a very hard thing to do. I know he has to grow up & do his own thing – he does get plenty of separation from us. But I am by no means shoving him out the door any time soon.
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  10. It’s so wonderful to have different options available; I didn’t even realize that there’s a hybrid homeschool model. That does sound like the best of both worlds. I would love to homeschool, but I don’t think that II have the discipline to carry it out.
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  11. Oh my!!! first she is so beautiful and looks like such a sweet girl! Second, your pictures as always are so amazing.. and third… well I think the change is great and is progressive so it will not be that hard on your family!!! I know is scary but life is scary too. It might be a coincidence but I think we are on the same train of thoughts… my post from today is about our changing life with Alessia my oldest girl!
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  12. Love these photos! There are so many beautiful things about homeschooling. I love that you have the option of hybrid homeschooling…wondering if there are options like that around here.
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  13. Ahhhhh, that freedom to veer into a different direction is what would be my ultimate downfall! haha. I veer TOO MUCH given the freedom to do so. I admire your dedication AND organization to homeschool. A hybrid school? I’ve never heard of that BUT…what a fantastic concept! Good luck, and I hope it all works out to everyone’s benefit 🙂

  14. that is so awesome Kim! I hope she loves the new academy! We are scouting HS for my son as well . . . I’m sure she will be very happy there!! how will mom be with the new changes??
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  15. Ah ~ such a beautiful daughter having fun with doggie and popcorn ~ Delightful photos!

    Happy Weekend coming to you,
    artmusedog and carol
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  16. Beautiful young lady!!! I know you will all adjust…We always did. Change is good. We just have to be open to its gifts. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
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  17. Love your 2nd and 3rd capture! Teen years are hard for kids as well as parents, because there are so many changes – go with the flow, friend:):)
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  18. These photos are a real treat, especially I like the third! Beautiful !!
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  19. That’s exciting! I’m glad you won’t have too many big adjustments to make. I’ll be interested to hear how you like it. I’ve wondered if that’s something we would consider come high school time.

  20. Rhianna says:

    Wow, wow- big news for G- so happy for her to have a new adventure! Will be an adjustment, but it sounds like a good growing move on that road to independence. Each of these days is precious. She’s lovely, and I’m excited for all of you!

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