This, that and the odder
This has been the craziest summer we have had in a long time, which is why you haven’t heard from me for a couple months. We don’t usually vacation in the summer, but we get involved in one or two extra activities per a kid. If you take this times six kids, it makes for one busy household.
The insanity started on June 3 with me going to Bureau Valley High School every morning from 7 to 9 a.m. for drivers’ education. This required me to wake up in the morning at 5 a.m., so I could be out the door by 6:30 a.m. On many days, I had to go straight from drivers’ ed to work at the cafe. I know this sounds like no big deal, but it made for very long days. This was my first experience with formal school. I am used to doing work for homeschool, but the homework and tests we got daily were new to me. I found it funny that when I had a question on my homework and asked another adult for their input, they usually got the questions wrong. Shortly after the class started and we took a test, we received our permits. I love driving, and even more, I love that my siblings never get to sit in the front seat anymore.
My oldest brother Justus spent the month of June at Soldiers and Sailors Park practicing for his part in Festival 56’s “MacBeth.” He had to go nearly every day and has been having a blast. He has met many new people coming from all over the country. But he has yet to be asked for his autograph (hint hint). Opening night was June 30, and the show is fantastic. It has lots of sword fighting, action and awesome costumes. I know he would love it if you went to see him. The show is every Sunday and Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. throughout July. By the way, he is killed on stage, which is probably every 13-year-old boy’s dream.
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