Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Things are not quite as stressful as they have been for a few weeks. My friend and I who own a home school group together have taken a break from it and won't start back until September. It has been a very hurtful and painful experience for both of us and while I'm more apt to move on quickly when things like this happen than her, we hope to pick up the pieces and start back again.
I'm honestly relieved that one particular person is no longer in our group because it was very difficult for us to deal with her. Unfortunately she brought in a lot of her friends to our group (she was kicked out of another group and her friends came to our group with her) and naturally they went with her due to their friendship/history together. It's probably for the best in the long run anyway, but the painful part was the attacks that she perpetrated and caused towards my friend and me and no one asking our side first.
I took my daughter skating last night with one of the members who left the group (she has a daughter near the age of my daughter), and while INCREDIBLY awkward for me, I am trying to think of my kids instead.
My husband was on vacation last week and so we didn't do full time schooling then (although we have done some the entire summer pretty much), but it started back that way yesterday.
I bought a new science and new algebra so it's going to take me and them a little bit of time to get adjusted to them and how to use them in a way that works best for us.
I'm really thrilled that my little local library is starting a teen book club since we lost the one we had with our home school group and my daughter was so upset about that. I know I'll have to work even harder to find things that my daughter (who loves activities) will enjoy that we no longer have. I'm not a quitter and I don't give up easily, so I'll find some things for them both.