We're members this semester of YEA -- Young Explorers Academy, a local homeschool coop. This offers enrichment classes each week. I, however, have been a real failure as a co-op mom. We've only made it to the classes twice, or perhaps three times. (I'm pretty sure it is twice!). We've missed due to sickness, schedule conflicts due to out-of-state family visiting, and then yesterday because I had to make an urgent doctor's appointment about my foot. Since I could barely walk or drive yesterday morning, we really wouldn't have been able to go even if I'd made my appointment later. :(
Yesterday, Pauly was really looking forward to YEA. He has been disappointed that we haven't gone more often. Roger seems to be perfectly happy staying at home, he seems to find YEA a major stressful event. The times we have gone, he's had a major breakdown (or two) by the end.
These last two weeks (which we missed) they used stamps to make YEA specific T-shirts. Honestly, my kids are still so little that they won't even notice when they are on a field trip, but I feel bad about it anyway. I hadn't even been sure we'd be able to afford to buy a couple cheap shirts, and getting out of the house is a real pain for me. Anyway, maybe we'll get some paints and do something at home for ourselves. Or more likely, I'll think about doing it but never get around to it. . .
We should be able to make the field trip next week, although we may be late. I just realized today that I had scheduled Rosemarie's 9 month well baby check on Tuesday at 10:20 -- so we'd have missed a good portion of the regular class schedule. Hopefully we'll get in the groove and be better participants the rest of the spring.