Can I just say I have mixed feeling about a Home School Convention?
I went to my very 1st one this week end. Yes, I have been homeschooling over a decade, and this was a first. Why have I avoided going to one? (because yes, I have avoided them). Because I find it to be similar to a mall. I do not favor malls. Why? because I think it entices us (me) to spend foolishly.
Now that I spent 2 days at one, I want to share the pros and cons of it all. (all my own opinion, of course.)
Around groups of like-minded folks sharing ideas.
Motivational Speakers- I favored a very real, very likable Diana Waring.
An opportunity to encourage other homeschoolers.
Enjoyed the week end company of a good friend.
So MANY choices can easily make you second guess what you already know is best for your children.
The $ to get in could have easily bought our school supplies for the year.
Easy to impulse shop.
*An adorable homemade dress for Katie (I couldn’t resist).
*consumable grammar books that I already needed to purchase.
*10 missionary books from Ywam.
*5 classic readers from the used-curriculum area.
Not really over-zealous to go again. Shopping online when necessary suits me fine, lol.
That being said… I would jump at the chance to go if I knew my dear friend Joanne was speaking.
and I would be willing to go if my beautiful hometown friend‘s dear friend, Ann, was going to speak.
I think that is called favoritism. *smile* and, yes, I would go again if a friend asked me to go.
Bryson helped Daddy work on the car while I was gone. Nick took all the younger sibling to lunch. and the littles took Grandma for a walk (with Daddy’s guidance), so it was nice that I wasn’t missed much. *smile*