There’s plenty of new photos in the gallery for April and May, but I’ll highlight a few here. Things have been pretty hectic around here until this week. Christopher’s been playing flag football on Saturdays, and next month he’ll start soccer and also spend a week at Summer Camp. He’s also had a lot going on for school that threw a wrench in our schedule- OAAs a week or so ago, plus every 2 weeks he goes to a Homeschool Class. He had his first ‘Kids Who Write’ meeting at the Library.
Now that he’s approaching the end of the school year, we’ve been able to take things a little easier. He only has a few subjects left, just a few lessons in each subject (not including Music and Art), so we’ve been able to expand on them and have a little fun. For instance, a few times we’ve watched Shakespeare movies or movies as adaptions of Shakespeare plays, then discussed them, and I’ve been able to count that as Literature. We’ve worked on practicing his soccer moves in the driveway in the afternoons -P.E. We baked a cake together, talking about measurements in detail and how to convert them (how would he double 3/4th of a cup? What would that equal?), and whether what happens to the dough in the oven is a physical or chemical change – Math and Science. That sort of thing. It’s fun!
Towards the end of April, Autumn and I went to see ‘A MidSummer Night’s Dream’ in Cleveland. The production interpreted the play as taking place in the 60′s, so there were lots of hippy jokes and slapstick. It was hilarious! I had asked Christopher if he wanted to go when we bought tickets, and he said no. Then the day before he changed his mind, but it was too late. So as a consolation gift, I bought him a William Shakespeare Action figure. He loved it! The next day, he had him fight the Hulk with his mighty quill (mighter than sword). Of course, we all know that Will won.
So, last Saturday he went to flag football, which he loves…
Then after we dropped Doug off at work we went to Free Comic Book Day at Heroic Adventures in Massillon. My friends Nikki and Joe were there dressed as Superman and WonderWoman, plus we got free comics (of course!). Then we drove to Canal Fulton really quick to Toys Time Forgot and met Darth Vader and one of his minions- I mean Storm Troopers. Then afterward, we picked Doug up for dinner and went to Land of Cran in Canton for one last stop for Free Comics. I was even able to pick up some Doctor Who ones!
I’ve written several more short stories and poems, and started submitting my work. I’ve gotten a couple rejections but lots of feedback. One rejection said that if I edited slightly I could resubmit to the magazine, so I did. I think I’m starting to get more into the groove of submitting my work.
That’s about all for now. We still have schoolling to do today, so I’d better go. Bye for now.