I think it's important for families who homeschool to get out there and participate in a variety of activities. I admit that so far, neither the boys nor I have made any real connections at these activities, nevertheless, that too is a work in progress.
Yesterday, our school had March Marble and Math Madness. This was probably the third K12 activity that we have attended, not including Tennis Club. It was the best one so far.
Charlie was the photographer for these shots of yesterdays' events.
Not so much in what we did (the boys probably enjoyed The Children's Museum best of all) but because we all made some connections.
We met people we've seen at other events and were able to feel that friendly, comfortable sensation of belonging. We are very slowly building relationships and making friends.
We need to do this a lot more, I think, so that those friendships can really stick. I think many families that homeschool tend to get stuck in the comfort zone of their own home. It is so easy to do. But I think it's important not only for the children, but for the moms as well.
Tomorrow I'll start going back to Tami's playgroup. She's changed the day from Friday to Thursday which makes me happy because it'll be easier for me to attend now. And I really need that association.
Even the photographer needs to get in the picture now and then.
I encourage you to reach out and make some connections of your own. It's worth the effort. I promise!
Xan and his favorite gold marble which, unfortunately, did not make it home with him.