A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
Look at me and my bad self!!
I thought I was in shape. Apparently, I was wrong. I had this sudden desire to learn Tae Kwon Do. It couldn't have been from my recent self defense classes I've been taking at the embassy... Gotta love those grips and sweeps and...wow...just fun times. Bruises notwithstanding, it's super fun!!!
It couldn't have been from a friend of mine who's been taking it now for a few years and loves it and has been talking it up to me...
It couldn't have been from my desire to learn something new...
Funnily enough, it started out just being me. Then Josh wanted to join in. There just happens to be a Tae Kwon Do center right up the hill from our house, so I was going to go check it out with Josh and find out hours and how much and if adults were allowed... It was never open when I went, though! Eventually, Devin came home and I couldn't go, so I asked him to go check it out. When he came back, he decided HE wanted to take the classes, too!! So, we arranged for our housekeeper to be here in the evenings 3 times a week to hang out with the littles, and Devin, Josh and me are going off to a martial arts center to learn Tae Kwon Do! And I can tell you--Honestly--I really thought I was in pretty good shape. After our first lesson there, I could hardly walk! Ha!! The second lesson seemed a little easier and even more fun (possible? yes!), but I'm still sore! I love it! It's great fun! And once we get our super cool outfits, We'll take a cool family photo! :)
Other than that, things are going full blast for us! We have gymnastics and ballet and aerobics as a group 'class' for school for the kids (and me), we have co-op classes, outings to the park, swimming, piano lessons, and regular school time fun... Our days are FULL and there's hardly a minute to sit down and do anything! I am LOVING it, though! I love spending so much quality time with my kids. I love watching them learn things and play together. I love eating with them and chatting. I love exploring with them. We are having so much fun! Yes, there are things that I have to give up, but it is totally and completely worth it.
Here's a funny "Living in Jordan" moment: Many times during the day, you'll hear what sounds like an ice cream truck going up and down the roads. You know what I mean: A tinny music playing alerting everyone that you should come out of your house and buy a Fat Boy. However, the other day as we were making our regular pilgrimage to the embassy, we heard the music and looked around, curious to see what their ice cream trucks look like. It wasn't ice cream. It was an old beat up pick up truck full of propane tanks! Ha! So, if you hear the ice cream truck music, it's no use salivating over that Dreamcicle, it's just your propane tank ready for pick up! :)
Who Am I?
As a Stay At Home Mom of 4 wonderful children, I have the amazing opportunity not only to home school them, but to do so in many different places! I am married to the most amazingly wonderful (and handsome) man in the whole world! Together, we seek out, every day, that Joy in the Journey that makes life exciting!
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