Birthdays and Homeschooling

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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!

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