Get set to get wet!
We went on an “excursion” on Friday. The local homeschool group organised a “not-back-to-school” celebration to the local (2 hour drive, but yanno, kinda local) waterpark. All the school kiddies had gone back to school and the place was queue-free and ready for a bunch of homeschoolers to, um, study physics? Yeah, that’s what we were doing!
Earlier in the week it was cloudy, rainy and a bit on the cold side. So I was very happy to wake up to this stunner of the day:
Perfect weather, not too hot (but still requiring sunscreen) and not too cold (kinda nice when you spend all day in the water):
As is becoming a regular event, the kids amaze me with their bravado, their oomph. I stood up the top of that Jump Rock and said (out loud, oops) “F*%K that!!!” and walked backwards. The kids just did it:
And the slippery dip:
And the huge Funnel Web of fear!
Although I piked out on Jump Rock, I did
get dragged kicking and screaming go on the Funnel Web with my boy:
|I am the ACTION mum!!!! (ignore the screen snip watermarks -
I’m not paying $14.95 for a photo of me in my swimmers)
There were, of course, other homeschoolers there too. I haven’t included many pics of them because I’m sure when they smiled for my camera they didn’t really think they’d end up in the viewing eye of worldwide, famous blog (ahem). But for me, it was the BEST part of the day. Watching these kids, of all ages (but for the first time in ages, heaps of teens around the same age as my two) meet each other, get along, include everyone, be nice to each other and just have a fabulous day. Warmed the cockles of my heart, I tell you (and I may have shed a tear or two, just watching). AND there were great adults to chat to you!!! Bonus!
|Pack of boys…
|Gaggle of girls…
Twas the BEST day ever! Well, right up there with the bestest
Have you ever been to a waterpark?
Ever jumped off jump rock?
Ever gone backward down the Funnel Web (I have!!!)