A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
We had a really amazing opportunity to visit a US naval ship that is docked here in the Colombo port! It was the perfect school field trip. That ship was HUMONGOUS--of course, it has to be if that many people live on it, and it has a helicopter landing pad, and it sails for days on end...
Our tour guides were wonderful! The sailors were really eager to answer the kids' questions and show them all the ins and outs of the ship. You could see the love these sailors have for their job, and it definitely caught in a couple of my kids. I wasn't surprised when Andrew came out saying he was going to join the Navy when he grew up, but I WAS surprised when JOSH came out saying now he knew what he wanted to do! As the sailors talked about all the different jobs and specialties aboard the ship, I could see Josh's eyes light up at the mention of professional scuba divers who do underwater repairs (like welding)!! Plus, he's really interested in and loves to do electrical/mechanical repairs/engineering, and they need people with that expertise on a ship. AND he doesn't like to stay in the same place very long, so, really, this could be a good thing for him! Who knows, right? But it's fun for him to have a goal like that in mind. And Andrew...well one of our guides was the ships 'historian'--she takes the pictures and keeps track of the daily life. Andrew thought that would be great fun! Plus, he LOVES weather and wants to be a storm chaser and/or meteorologist, so why couldn't he do that on board a naval ship? Why not? He could be in a branch of the military AND be where there are some sweet storms AND work with history. Problem solved. Again, we shall see. It was really fun to see the excitement in those two, though! AND one of the guys that was leading us around really seemed to take to Andrew, and gave him his personal cap that's embroidered with the ship's logo!!! Andrew was in seventh heaven and is completely inspired. He's already lining up the classes he needs to do in order to be ready to join the navy with lots of specialty experience. :) I love that my kids can be inspired to learn and prepare. It's a magical experience.
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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