Wednesday, August 21, 2013

School Already?

We had planned to start school after Labor Day.  I am a staunch lover of summer and being outdoors as much as possible.
No stuffy days indoors doing school when it's beautiful outside.

But then...

Last week the four youngest kids started begging to open all those tantalizing boxes that had been sitting in the basement for a few months.
You know....the ones with all their curriculum for this year.

In a moment of weakness, I caved.

I couldn't lift the heavy boxes yet (post gallbladder surgery), so they recruited Jillian to lug them upstairs for them.

With great glee, they unpacked all their books.

We spent some time getting things organized and then the chorus started.

"Can we watch our videos?"

We are doing the Abeka video school program.

Riding a tide of euphoria that I still cannot explain, I blurted out, "Sure!  I'll set them up for you!"

About an hour later, there were no visible signs of euphoria as I attempted to get the streaming videos to actually stream.
Like right that minute.
While my little scholars fidgeted impatiently.
Argh.

By the following day, everyone was up and streaming.
Sort of.

Within five minutes one of them had a computer issue.
Then another.
And other.

There were no less than 437 'issues' that day.  It went on ALL.DAY.LONG.
I began to dislike the sound of my own name.

Jeff was home for only a few minutes and after noticing how many times I was summoned to the dining room to address a computer issue, he said,
"That is going to drive you crazy."

Yep.
Pretty much.

I'm happy to say that they are learning how to navigate a few of these issues...use the refresh button, try a few options when the cursor freezes, etc.  So now I am only summoned 157 times a day.

But who could resist these cute, eager little faces?

Me, either.



















2 comments:

Musings from Kim K. said...

Best wishes! Happy back to school! Jake looks so serious with his studies.

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