Another Bump in the Road (The Co-op Drop-outs)

There aren’t a ton of homeschool resources in my city, so I was extremely excited to come across a Homeschool Co-op that started late last year. I very enthusiastically joined the group, went to the parent’s meeting, and jumped into the role of planning the monthly field trips. I felt like I was a legitimate homeschooler being in a co-op.

We were all ready for our first day of co-op. We took pictures, we sang songs on the bus ride there…

So excited for co-op!

So excited for co-op!

We sorely underestimated the fury of my 15 month old son. The hour bus ride in set him into a mood.

So while I was getting pictures like this:

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Mr Bruce was running away, going limp on the floor crying and throwing toys.

Until he passed out on the floor.


I had to wake him up about 10 minutes later to catch the bus home, where he continued his performance.

It. Was. Awful.

I had to send an email to the coordinator telling her we had to bow out until Bruce was a little older and to give up my field trip planning. She was very graceful and said we were still more than welcome to come on the field trips. So, here’s hoping Bruce handles once a month better!


The First Post

Hey everyone!

I’m Christine the mom of two kids. I got married when I was 19 to my husband of 6 years. I have 4 year old, Ellie, and a 15 month old Bruce. We have just started homeschooling and I’ve found even in this first week that there is a lot of trial and error. It’s already been such a journey!

This blog is basically to document that journey. I will share ideas when I have them, vent about the rough days, celebrate the good days and try get through this together!

I welcome comments and participation on posts, so feel free to join in!