We went to a great First Communion party today! The whole restaurant was closed for the party and they hired a deejay. The deejay was fully equipped with stuff for all the kids - maracas, sunglasses, leis, hats, and blow-up guitars and microphones. The buffet dinner was all Italian food - eggplant, mussels, chicken, pasta, etc., and finally, a Napoleon cake from Stassi's bakery - which is one of my faves. I danced a lot. I had a few beers and some white wine so I was in a very happy mood! We did the Hokey Pokey, the Conga, the Electric Slide, the YMCA, and Hands Up, along with music from the 50's until today. B and I slow-danced to It Had to be You by Harry Connick Jr. (it's our song!). I love these kinds of parties.
My friend T was there who has a daughter J's age. I told her that J was homeschooled now and she revealed that she was seriously thinking of the same thing for her dd - S. S has neurofibromatosis, which is a disease which may cause learning disabilities, lots of tumors, and precocious puberty. No learning disorders for S, thank goodness. J and S have known each other since they were 2 and I would love if she were to eventually homeschool. I told her to call me if she has any questions.
I just got John Holt's Learning All the Time and Mary Griffith's The Unschooling Handbook. Woohoo! I cannot get enough information about unschooling! The more I read, the more I love! I told B I may let W go to Kindergarten, but homeschool him for 1st grade on. B sees how well J has done so far being home, so I don't think there will be much of an objection. We'll see when the time comes.
B is thinking of getting a part-time job on the weekends. He put an application in to Modell's today. Any extra money will be a big help. He is also working at the US Open in August. He does that every year. He makes a few thousand for a couple of weeks work. We have to put that right to our Florida vacation this year. We have been racking up a lot of debt lately, so I just re-vamped our whole bill paying system. My dream is to be debt-free. I know we will get there!