I always look forward to the Christmas holidays. Because it’s winter, I don’t have to work outside so I can spend my days leisurely. That translates into reading and playing on the computer–doing things I don’t normally get to do during the school year. This year’s Christmas holiday was just as good as those in the past. We played oodles of games, watched a few movies and read some books (not as many as I had hoped to read, though.) I was able to sleep in and eat homemade Bits’n’Bites (oh, they are yummy!)
Due to the warm fuzzies of this holiday time I have to say that I was not looking forward to starting back to school this week. I wasn’t ready to get up at 6:00 a.m. nor was I ready to have most of my time consumed by school and chauffeuring kids to their activities. I just wasn’t ready.
So Monday morning came way too soon for me but I had no choice but to get up and get on with it. We had our breakfast (scones and yogourt) in the living room while I started Morning Time. We read I Kings 1,2, talked about what makes a good king, recited scripture verses as well as the poem, O Captain, My Captain. We read about Shakespeare’s use of iambic pentameter and then segued into dactylic hexameter that is found in Homer’s The Odyssey. We played a few rounds of Mad Libs and then read the first chapter from The Odyssey–the next book on our Great Book list.
As we moved through MT, I felt like I had just returned home from a vacation. Even though the vacation was wonderful, it was comforting to get back into the rhythm of every day life. It felt so good to be back home.