Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chess and Checkers Club

Today was the first gathering of our groups chess and checkers club. This co-op started last year, and it is basically a chance for the kids to get together and play a few games of chess and checkers with other kids. Today I joined in the fun (nothing like getting your butt kicked in chess by a 7 year old!!) and then retreated to the couch to visit and knit. I harp on about this whole homeschooling-and-time thing a lot, so feel free to skip this post if you like. But really, it does come down to time!!! I cannot imagine having my kids at school for 6-7 hours a day, fitting in homework, dinner, chores and sleep, and still find the time to get together with friends to play games. But what a loss it would be to miss out on this sort of thing. The kids played a few leisurely games together. Some kids played for 2 hours, some for 20 minutes. Then they strayed off to run around the back yard, snack in the kitchen, or visit the chickens (which, in all honesty,deserve a post of their own!!). They were focused, relaxed, and enjoyed each others company. What a great way to spend and afternoon! Will it lead them all directly to highly fulfilling and well paid jobs? Probably not. But is sure was a lot of fun.

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