One of the many benefits of homeschooling is that it allows you to live life with your children each day. Family life does not stop for “homeschooling”, but is a part of family life!
Today is my oldest son’s 13th birthday! Happy birthday Robert! We have a special day planned too. A couple years ago I started a little tradition on how we celebrate my kids’ birthdays. Three of my five children have their birthdays fall during the school year, the other two are during the summer months. I wanted their birthdays to be special and to be a day set apart just to celebrate their life.
So…here is what we do on birthdays…
* We take their birthday week off of school. (It just works out for our family that the three birthdays that fall during the school year are spread out enough that I just plan our school year with those weeks off. We take a shorter summer break so we can take more breaks through the school year.)
* The birthday child gets to choose what we have for breakfast on their birthday.
* The birthday child gets to choose what we have for dinner on their birthday.
* After the regular chores are done for the day, I allow the birthday child to decide on some fun activities for the day (favorite games, a favorite movie, going to the park, etc.
The kids have really had fun with this and I plan on continuing this special family tradition for years to come!
I’m off now to make my son’s favorite breakfast – breakfast burritos with homemade tortillas and scrambled eggs, sausage, and cheese!
Have a wonderful day!