The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004.

Legoland with the fishkids

Vacation began today! I realized a couple weeks ago that the neighbor kids would be having Spring Break, so I scheduled one for us, too. I thought FishPapa was going to take some time off, too, but I was wrong. Bummer. Too many projects at work. That’s okay. We’ll make the most of it and maybe I can meet him for a lunch date one day next week.

A local homeschool mom organized a field trip to Legoland so that’s what we did today. The weather could not have been better. We had a great time! FishChick6 went on her first big kid roller coaster — and did not like it.

Interestingly, my kids say they prefer Legoland over Disneyland. Insert shocked emoticon. I could live at Disneyland! They said there’s less pressure at Legoland. I agree. There’s also less excitement. Sigh. Be sure to check back next week for the rundown on our Legoland experience and how we manage it on the cheap.

Not much else to report this week. I’m really, really looking forward to a break from school. Or more accurately, a break from homeschool mom guilt. I don’t do as much as I want to do during a school day and pretty much always feel like a loser when 3:00 rolls around. I’m looking forward to a break from that feeling next week! Hopefully, I’ll be back on the 30th refreshed and ready to conquer the tail-end of my 13th year in homeschooling. Yowsers!

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  1. Man – I hate the ‘feeling like a loser’ thing. Why do we do that to ourselves? I am just sitting down to de-stress for the evening and this was the first thing I read and you know what? I’m already feeling like a loser, my 15yo is playing manipulation games and giving me major blowback about not getting his way today – and no matter what happens I feel bad. Because I’m just too darned tired to quiz him now that I’ve announced impending shut down. Sigh. I’ve been around all evening – where were you? Oh, right, messing around ;p
    On the other hand, the 12yo told me several times today how much she appreciates my support and help – it’s a study weekend before their trimester exams – which brings out the worst in everyone – but it was lovely to feel appreciated for the moment LOL.

    Anyway – glad you’re getting a break – we should both work on rejecting guilt – especially when it comes from us 😉

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