21 April 2012

Homeschool Convention!

I need to warn you that my pictures and comments, like the fliers that are distributed at the MPE Convention,  are not endorsed by MPE.  (Oh, good grief.  Why do they even need a disclaimer like this?  And including an email for information about their flier distribution policies?  Some people have too much time on their hands...)  Anyway, very year I say that I will NOT go back next year.  I wind up spending wayyy too much money when I go.  Emperor jumped about until I bought two years' worth of mathematics.  Siiigh.  Nearly $400.  I can be so firm with my children but the can I pleaaase have two years' worth because I think I will finish Algebra II way before next year's convention pleaaase types of arguments do work on me.  I admit it. 

I bought stuff from Paula's Bread last year at the convention and kept my gross-o cookie sheets until I could snag these at this year's convention.  Stainless steel, nice stuff, not what you get at Wal-Mart.  But my total with tax was still less than $100.  They will last a long, long time.  The pans I have from last year look almost new still so I know I will be happy with these.

I dislike how LIFEPAC teacher guides have different sections for different things.  Arg!  Just give the answers to page one.  Then the answers to page two.  And so on.  And whyyyy is there a sample day with recess scheduled in at the beginning of the book?  I don't need the micromanaging.  But Emperor decided to do LIFEPACs this coming school year for Communication Arts, so to save my own sanity I have used sticky-notes to mark my spot in various sections.

I don't know what I was thinking.  I bought some sort of DVD about how to make a sculpture.  And I bought some of the art supplies I will need at the convention.  Most of the time, I don't mess with music or art.  I find those subjects intimidating.


  1. Very nice! The bake ware is fantastic...now get to the baking part! :)

  2. Hmm. how to make a sculpture. That sounds interesting...

  3. Love the bake ware... I am sure you could do arty stuff ... it's just getting started that is intimidating.

  4. I'm going to my first convention in July when Juliet will only be 2 months old. I'm so excited but am nervous that I'll go nuts also. I've never been to one but I'm mainly going just so I know what's out there. I've heard a lot of good about Lifepacs. How have you liked it so far? Do you like it only for certain grades?


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