Sunday, January 2, 2011

It's Tax Time...

Sigh.

Really? Already? How is that possible? It can't be...

That's what I am getting from the hubs and the boys. They hate tax time. Walter told me this weekend that he feels like a single parent for 2 months. That made me feel crappy. I told him I don't have to do the tax thing. But it is certainly nice to get that extra money for a couple of months. It comes in handy to pay off that Christmas debt...

Normally I would have a little more time after the New Year to get ready,  but circumstances are different this year and I'm starting tomorrow.

The homeschool thing usually goes alright while I'm gone, but there's not a lot of extra stuff that goes on. They log in and do their Time4Learning, but we don't really get a chance to do many projects, experiments or field trips. I might get Bailey to read some homeschooling books, and they got a cool geode kit for Christmas...I'm sure they will enjoy cracking those open and seeing them. They also got these cool tablets that hook up to their computers. Bailey is really excited to use his tablet to work more on his art. I'm hoping Braeden will use his tablet to help him with his writing/printing, since he can't stand holding a pencil and using paper. :D

I'm hoping we can make up the lack of extra activities to them in the spring. I have been wanting to do this Atlanta City Pass thing for a couple of years now. For one price (a pretty good discounted price too!) you get admission to 6 different attractions in Atlanta...like the aquarium, the zoo, Fernbank, World of Coke, CNN Center and others.  Cross your fingers that it happens this year finally... :)

Fortunately for us, we are neither new to homeschooling or to the tax time thing. We know it's going to be hard, but we also know it's for a short period of time and then our world will go back to normal.

Hopefully.  :)

4 comments:

topsy-techie said...
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topsy-techie said...

Coolio!! Do you have a link for the Atlanta pass thingy? Sounds awesome! We would love to do an Atlanta weekend in the spring sometime. Sorry about the tax-time crunch. I know it's always hard on you. Oh the things we do for those George Washingtons!! ((sigh))

Kat said...

Topsy...

Yep. Money, money, money. It's crazy. I try to be appreciative, rather than whiny, that I have the opportunity to earn a little extra. But whiny always wins. :D

The City Pass thing is so cool! It actually works out to be a little more than half off what you would pay if you paid for tickets individually for everything.

Here is the link:
www.citypass.com/atlanta

You can also look at the citypas site for other cities you might want to go to as well. :)

topsy-techie said...

You know, I totally forgot about CityPass...we did that in Chicago several years back. The Atlanta one looks awesome! Thanks for the link! I'm already gearing up for a spring vacay now!! ;)