Monday, December 31, 2012

Back in the homeschool classroom ... New Year's Eve

Some people think of glamor and parties and toasts when planning their New Year's Eve celebration. For many homeschool families, it's a night to be with family and friends. To be quite honest, there was never anyone I wanted to be with more than those who were the most important in my life.

New Year's Eve for our family used to be a time for the kids to invite friends over and we would invite our own, or a time just for family. We would play board games, video games, maybe sled if there was snow on the ground, and enjoy a smorgasboard of buffet goodies. The TV was tuned to the celebration in New York so we could keep up and not miss the ball dropping in NYC.

Sometimes my husband and I would toast in the new year with a glass of champagne, sometimes with a glass of Diet Coke. It was not about what was in the glass ... it was about the family and being grateful for the past year and looking forward to the new one. It was simple ... and, yet, it was the world for us.

Best wishes for a safe and happy New Year's Eve ... and for a wonderful 2013.

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