Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Teen Social

 For years I have prayed for a co-op that would have both big and little kids.  Don't let Victoria know that I called her a little kid.  She claims to be a big kid. Anyway, I have also wanted to find a good group of kids for the boys to be involved with.  Our prayers have been answered.  Janet (far left in red and white striped shirt) and I have put together a co-op called Cache Valley Star Academy that has an awesome group of kids in it.  We have targeted the teens and have about 35ish 12-17 year olds.  How AWESOME is THAT!  I know it is a God thing, because we couldn't have done it alone. We have been thinking of ways to get the teens together socially before the school year starts.  We went round and round and decided to take them into Logan Canyon for a Teen Social. 
 We played games....
Listened to a motivational speaker.....Jillian talked to the kids about not waiting for tomorrow, do it today.....
 We roasted hotdogs.......
And made great big splashes!
I am very pleased how it all turned out. There was something for everyone. It is really hard to get older kids engaged in relationships with friends when there are so many distractions in life....like TV, cell phones, text messaging, the internet, video games. As homeschoolers, we are all trying on purpose to engage our kids in real life and not to be distracted by the stereotypical things that teens are involved with.  These kids are different.  They are all learning that it is okay to not go with the norm.  Statistics show that homeschooled kids make better college students and employees due to their discipline.  I guess all the years growing up with their mothers nearby reminds them to stay focused on being the kids that God has called them to be.  Homeschool kids are all straight A students.....because if they get it wrong they have to do it over until they get it right.
Anyway,
It was a fun to be with all these kids.  This is going to be a great year.

1 comment:

Katherine said...

I am so impressed with your co-op AND YOU. You were surprised that I came home and made zucchini bread but I CANNOT BELIEVE ALL THE THINGS YOU DO EVERY DAY. You are a wonderful mother. Your children are beautiful and happy....if all children could have such a life as yours...what a blessing you are.