Sorry ladies, I have to get this out before I say something not so nice.
My cousin has no respect for the fact that we home school.
she will repeatedly call/text even after I have told her we are working on a project or doing school at the time.
Like today. It is the first day we have really gotten back to it. I even told her last night. She starts texting. I say we are doing school, I will talk to her later. She starts calling. I ignored her the first three times. She calls again. At this point I answer because I'm afraid something is wrong.
NOPE! She wanted to chat about her garden. I am all too happy to chat with her, but I told her twice that we weRe doing school. She laughed and said..oh that sounds like fun. *facepalm*
I finally just said. I am busy with school I will call you later.
I put up with this all last year. I am not doing it again this year. We are going to be having a little talk.
Oh and just a side note. I can not turn my ringer/phone off because my cell is also my work phone and we are self employed.
It just frustrates me because she acts like we are just sitting here playing all day and I should be available to chat 24/7.
One time she even asked me if I actually teach them how to read/ write and if we actually have school books. **double facface palm**
I need more coffee..
OK vent over.
Just wanted to say thanks for the support and suggestions..especially the colorful ones. lol They made my day.
I will find a nice way to get the point accross sometime this year. I hope. lol
We spoke again this afternoon and i tried to stress to her how much we needed to accomplish on a daily basis and how they need my full attention. I'm calling it gentle nudge #1!
SHe is also one of those people in my life that just goes on and on about how she could'nt homeschool because she doesn't have the patience and couldn't spend that much time with her kids. etc.
I was dumb founded the first time she asked me if I actually did 'school' with them and if we actually had school books. Mainly because I had talked about our school with her in the past and mentioned the curriculums we use and resources etc. Maybe she just wasn't listening.