Anyone who knows me knows I love a good bargain. And they also know that I cannot NOT use a $10 off $65 purchase coupon from buy.com when it comes around!
But in the midst of this whole 'what kind of homeschooler am I or do I want to be' drama, the decision of WHAT to buy was a mystery! But this coupon, this FREE money, was going to expire at midnight!! I just couldn't allow it to happen!
So I ordered the next Story of the World book (Volume 3) and the activity guide. I also ordered the Adventures with Atoms and Molecules books (1 and 2). These are the next history and science recommendations from Well-Trained Mind. Now mere hours ago I was lamenting that I don't know what to do for the kids for school. Why, you may ask, did I just spend money to buy books for next year?
I did it because I remembered something. In buying these books, it doesn't mean I'm 'teaching WTM'. It means I'm planning on teaching Austin and Riley something about early modern history and something about elementary Chemistry. Daphne has been using the chemistry books this year and she says they are super! I really do like the SOTW books, even if it seems to go right over my kids heads. I've been planning to use them again next time around anyway so whatever doesn't connect this time will connect next time (perhaps, LOL).
It's funny! I'm not really typing this out to explain everything to anyone, except myself! I keep losing sight of the forest for the trees. I need a plan and some structure, that I know. And I need reminders to myself that I make things work for me and the kids, not the other way around.
I AM going to get all this figured out one day!! Surely I am! Right?