It’s time for another installment of Confessions of a Homeschool Mom!!
Friends, I’m sad to admit it, but……
I am MUCH too reliant on coffee.
My daily blunders, misspoken words, and acts of clumsiness are all proof of this fact.
So, in an effort to remain real with you all, here is another list of confessions and acts of under caffeination.
Sit back. Kick up your feet. And have a laugh.
Confession #1 :
While studying oceans, our family took a field trip to a local aquarium.
This particular aquarium had a small tide pool outdoors, separated from the rest of the exhibits by a sliding door.
I somehow missed the huge sign with bright red letters posted on said door which listed the hours of the tide pool.
So I pushed open the door, and my family and I waltzed into the tide pool area.
As we were enjoying the various sea creatures, an irritated employee approached me, pointed out the sign on the door……
And, much to the dismay of our children, we were escorted out of the tide pool area.
Confession #2 :
Once, for my son’s birthday, I had the wonderful idea of making him a Superman cake to match his Superman theme.
I bought the fancy, shaped cake pan and all the various frosting colors.
The night before his party, I baked the cake.
My mind was filled with all sorts of wonderful thoughts of how this cake would turn out.
I had imagined the “Oohs” and “Aahs” from the party guests, as I politely nodded my thanks.
In my head, this cake would be the center of the party!
Needless to say, the cake did not turn out as imagined.
The frosting was runny, the picture was hard to make out, and my precious Superman cake looked like a super blob.
In my utter frustration, and Hulk-like anger, I picked up the cake and threw it across the kitchen.
Confession #3 :
For my oldest son’s 9th birthday, we took the day off from school and headed down to Disneyland.
Just the boys and I.
I had heard that it might rain, and sure enough when we awoke that morning, the skies were grey.
Regardless, I was determined to have a great day so I got my boys ready, packed snacks, and we headed to the Happiest Place on Earth.
The one thing I forgot was an umbrella.
Was it raining when we got there?
Does Disneyland sell umbrellas?
At least they didn’t on that day.
Their alternative? Selling $30 rain ponchos.
Did I buy them?
Did we get wet?
Confession #4 :
While at church, one Sunday morning, I was gushing about my boys to a new friend.
I was telling her all about our choice to homeschool, and what a blessing it had been so far.
I was telling her how neither my husband or myself have blonde hair, and yet we have a child with blonde hair and blue eyes.
At least, thats what I thought I told her.
What came out instead was,
“Yeah, our youngest has blue hair and blonde eyes.”
I didn’t realize what I had said until I saw the look on her face.
I tried to correct myself, but it was too late.
We had both begun to laugh uncontrollably, and by then there was no point.
So there you have it, friends. Our second installment of Confessions. I’m sure there will be many more to follow. I hope you enjoyed your time here!
Until next time!