I wonder if I will ever be caught up and on the right day. Oh well.
Today I am thankful for teachers. My kids are in a traditional school. Today at the elementary school, they perfomed their annual Veterans Day Concert. The choir sings. (My 3 kids are in that. The teacher is so great. Giving up her extra time to teach music to kids. Love her!!) And then each grade sings a patriotic song. Now, I must admit, I have been tired of hearing "50 Nifty United States" sung on the top of my 5th graders lungs, I was wondering if my head would explode. But when the kids are singing, it gives me chills. Now, it is hard to sit there with 4 other kids and keep them entertained. But I survived. Kim and I only had to run after lost toddlers once. That was great.
Anyway, to get back on track, this concert had me looking at these wonderful teachers. I don't want to start a home-school - traditional school argument. My opinion is to each their own. What ever works with your family is awesome. Do it. I come from a family of educators. My father is a jr. high teacher turned college professor PhD. My mother is a travel agent turned elementary school teacher. My mother in law is a current principal and my father in law is a elementary teacher turned mail carrier. Needless to say, we have a lot of books in our house. I am grateful for teachers everywhere and the time and effort they put into my kids education. If I was in charge of the world, the teachers salary would be $56,000,000 a year and athletes would get $35,000.
P.S. I only have 10 more Veterans concerts to go.
P.P.S. This is the first concert I forgot my camera. Oops.