There is one day during our school week where the older homeschooling kids take a couple of classes with our charter school. Two of them take an art class, and the other takes a US History class. This is great for them (to be away from mom for a change!) and this is also great for Aria, who then has mom to herself for about two hours. For my three year old, there is nothing better than "Special Time" with mommy!
Sometimes we go to the library.
And sometimes we go to the zoo. It's not a big, commercialized zoo with theme attractions and all that, but more like the zoo in that movie We Bought a Zoo (which is a wonderful movie, by the way! We took the kids to see it and they all loved it, especially Aria) Its more like a park with animals. It has monkeys, llamas, birds, anteaters, and some farm animals.just one. It's a very different experience when I have just one.
just one for two hours once a week is nothing short of wonderful, no matter where we spend that time.