Saturday, December 01, 2012
We had a very busy but great day yesterday. I set up a geography day event for our homeschool group so that some of the kids could get more comfortable presenting and talking in front of a group.
I know all moms say this, but honestly, my kids did so great! I told them to give good eye contact and not just read the presentation and both did exactly as I had taught them.
My son is actually a lot like my father (but he, my son, is a brooding teenager now so I don't always see that side of him) and is very outgoing and gregarious when it comes to speaking to people. He made people laugh and even talk to him while he was giving his part of the speech (so much like my dad) and my daughter did great as well.
My son has a learning disability (auditory processing disorder) so the fact that he could memorize a few words and remember them as he gave good eye contact, was amazing to me. That is part of APD, poor memory skills as well as not processing language like most of us do.
We literally threw together a map display of our items at the last minute as I had to be there early to open the door, and was shocked that we got so many compliments on it, LOL.
Since I set this event up I had to introduce everyone and I told the kids that I am always nervous getting in front of people to speak and that I understood how they felt. Of course they weren't nervous, but I was! LOL
I was exhausted after the day was over as I had a million other things to do as well (and errands too) so I was happy but glad it was over.
Today my daughter and I plan to go clothes shopping and meet with a friend of mine to shop for our homeschool Christmas party that is coming up next week. I'm tired already just thinking about it!