I know it's not even the end of June - and if we're being particularly specific, summer just began - but our 2012-2013 school year begins in two weeks. July 9, to be precise. I'll be updating the curriculum link shortly, but I have to say that I'll be ready to get back to school when the time rolls around.
It's not so much that I'm all done with summer; it's more that I'm ready to get back into a school-ish routine. M1 has still been getting up with the birds, and M2 is up shortly after. Without something to do, M1 is the full-on embodiment of the old adage, "Idle hands are the devil's playground." (Poor kid... he's hexed with the curse of his mother. I don't know how many times my own grandmother applied that particular epithet to me in a vain attempt to get me to leave my sister alone.) M2 has lost all semblance of ambition and hasn't properly practiced her violin in weeks. Both of them think the perfect afternoon means lounging on the couch and either bickering or begging me to turn on the television.
Clearly it's time to regain a sense of purpose.
With that in mind, I've whipped the homeschool cabinet into shape and created a new 'art closet' out of our coat closet in the living room since I had to take all the art supplies out of the cabinet in order to fit all the curriculum for both kids in there.
I love newly-organized cabinets.
And I really, really want a school room. But for now, let the countdown begin.