Back-to-school time is sometimes difficult for home schooling families. There is such and emphasis on school shopping, the excitement of new teachers and first day of school pictures.
But, it isn't all bad . . .
we get the lake to ourselves.
We can get all of our work done and still be at the lake by 1 pm.
There are usually a few lone fishing boats sitting quietly on the water, but that's about it.
So, while the kids don't get new tennis shoes (they get them when they need them, but that does not always coincide with the start of school), they don't ride the bus and they don't get a packed lunch,
at least they get to go to the lake in the middle of the day.
With a darling new puppy!
Could be worse, eh?