Dawn, help her plan a private dance show for dad at home and have refreshments. Let her choose what to have etc….make it a surprise dance party for dad. ( I love doing tea parties for the little girls, dress up and act so Victorian)
Firewife- Dawn is right. Who better to teach the kids than you……and we will substitute when needed. I really do miss it. Even tho there were times if my husband had not been supportive I would have quit, for about 5 minutes. But that is when you go down to the lake and have a science project seeing how far rocks will fly. Most importantly don’t try to tie your self down to a schedule, that nearly did me in in the beginning. And yes homeschooled kids can get scholarships and go to college. Two of mine did.
The kid that is now the FF-haz mat guy never read a complete book until he was probably 14. Then he needed to fix his motorcycle so dad bought him one of those ‘How to fix your Honda ” books and he read the whole thing from cover to cover. He just needed something he was interested in. After that he knew he could read for himself and it could be fun. Not just having mom and dad read all the time. kids are great-we just need to relax and they will lead us.