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Cool Stuff on Etsy: Back To School Funky USB Flash Drives

I'm mentally preparing for school to start.. wondering if I really bought ALL the school books back in April or May.. so I why not go look at cool stuff on Etsy instead of making sure I have everything ready for school?

usbdrives1Is this cool? I think it's adorable!

8GB USB Drive in a Glass Bottle Beach Theme  SELLS for $35.21 by Etsy Seller JessicasCat Check it out HERE

usbdrives2Oh my goodness #5 would love this!

Ironman 3 Arc Reactor LED Flash 8GB 2.0 Flash Memory Stick Drive USB Flash Drive SELLS for $24.99 by Etsy Seller  Cloud9Tungsten Check it out HERE

usbdrives3I think this is pretty cool.. but a little pricy

Chanel Lipstick USB 16 GB or 32 GB Flash Drive Black and Gold SELLS for 110.10 by Etsy Seller PointsandPlaces Check it out HERE

usbdrives4I'm wondering how fragile this is.

Steampunk Radio Vacuum Tube USB Flash Drive SELLS for 65.00 by Etsy Seller slotzkin Check it out HERE

 

usbdrives6Nothing says back to school like… Bourbon! 😉

Makers Mark USB Flash Drive 8GB Makers mark Kentucky Bourbon Themed Flash Drive USB  SELLS for 30.00 by Etsy Seller BoozyChristmas  Check it out HERE

usbdrives5This is beautiful!

8GB USB Memory Decorative Keychain SELLS for 33.59 by Etsy Seller Boardaments Check it out HERE

THESE are not USB Drives.. but I love them.

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I would love this.. but I don't have a mac…

Macbook Keyboard Stickers Rose Floral Decal  SELLS for 16.00 by etsy seller Kidecals  Check it out HERE

etsywant2I would love to have one of these to give to my friend 🙂

Every Brunette needs a Blonde Best Friend Phone case SELLS for 14.99 by Etsy Seller BFFCase  Check it out HERE 

Sometimes When You Homeschool.. You Have to Pull Out the Big Guns

I've been homeschooling since 1998.  In that time I've had a couple of children tell me they wanted to go to public school. Usually when this happens I say..

  • Go ask your father.
  • Are you sure you want to get up that early?
  • Do you want to miss out on the stuff we do during school hours?
  • Do you really want to ride a school bus?
  • You know you are not going to be able to snack whenever you want too.. AND they don't have iced tea and lemonade on tap.
  • You can't wear your pj's all day.
  • What about when we go to the American Royal? You'll have to go to school!
  • Won't you miss your mother?
  • What about Netflix? Who will watch Netflix if you are in school?

Sometimes the more brazen children will tell me; "I don't care, I'm want to go!"  When that happens, we practice going to public school the next day.  The school bus arrives at our house between 6:50am and 7:02am. 

I woke #5 up at 6:00am, if you are older and want to go to public school, you will have to get up around 5:00AM. He took a shower, had breakfast, made his lunch, packed up ALL of his textbooks and put them in his backpack and marched outside to wait by the drivers ed car (not at the end of our very long driveway) for the bus to come.

homeschool2#5 going out to wait for the bus.

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While #5 was waiting for the bus… I admired my pink crepe myrtle.

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And the butterfly bush.

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He refused to speak to me while he was waiting…  But I think he's realized this might not be all it's cracked up to be.

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The bus went by…. Can you see the yellow-orange bus?

#5 came in the house, and the plan was for us to go upstairs and start school…. and continue until public school was released. I walked upstairs… and this is what I found.

 

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He was asleep.  When he woke up he said he said; "I don't think I'm cut out for public school."

Showing Respect… AND Being a Smartie Pants

A few weeks ago the big drama in our house involved book reports.. or the lack of them actually.  My 3 oldest children in school (#2, #3 and  #3.5) owed me a book report. I reminded them a month before they were due, and then again several times as the date got closer.  Do you think they turned them in on time? 

NO… they did not… Fast forward to present day… and #5 is asked to draw "How we show respect at school."

 

That reads: "I am showing respect by turning my book report in to mom ON TIME!"

First Day of School Mobiles…

For the last 10 years we do the same thing on the first day of school.  We make our first day of school mobiles. 

#2 making coloring.

#5's finished work.

Once they color them.. they write (or I do) what their goals are, what they want to learn, how old they are, what they want to be when they grow up and their favorite things. I then cut them out, take clear packing tape and faux laminate them.  I could take them to be laminated.. but that would be a 25 mile drive… so I just use packing tape 🙂

#3.5's mobile

#2's mobile

Here's #5's goals.. "My goals are to finish 2nd grade, to read better and spell more bad words."  All I can say is he must take after his father.

I think this makes up for wanting to "spell more bad words"

Now there's a kid that takes after his mother 😉

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