After making the decision to take the boybean to the states to visit his Grandma and Aunt for Xmas, we decided to incorporate a stop over in Hawaii for a week on the way (kids are extra not impressed). so what do you do when you make these decisions? you hop online to look for places to stay. Ya! Waikikki concrete jungles and 2000 room hotel complexes aint quite our thing and simon has no sailing buddies left on the islands to impose on for a bed or two. Hmmm, we searched 'alternative accomodation' and came up with boutique B&Bs for only 250 USD a night. Bargain. Not. Really, i said to Si what i was really looking for was to stay with The Fockers, i just really identify with Mr and Mrs Focker, my kinda people. If you havent seen the movie, its not what it looks like; its a hoot. Light bulb on. WWOOFing .Willing Workers On Organic Farms. So we are heading off to a guava farm where they make organic fruit wines and a micro goat dairy that specialises in goatsmilk cheeses. Im a pig in...! We are expected to put in 2-4 hours work a day in return for accomodation and we think it will be manageable with the boybean; well at least we will see how we go!. My share may take me all day if i throw feeding into the mix! LOL
Some more good news, B1 accepted into Math and Science School next year, so thats a huge weight off our shoulders and she's really excited. Homeschooling is all sorted for next term, school contacted this week and we have an exit interview next week, poor girl, in attendance besides herself and me will be the head and the deputy, 2 x school counsellors, year level co-ordinator and her 'therapist' (the girls have been seeing a family therapist since their dad high tailed it outta their lives). Talk about making a girl uncomfortable, but she's agreed to go and tell them about her experience in detail. I am so glad that we had her 'therapist' on side. She did all the negotiating with all the required authorities on all fronts to sort this whole mess out and in the space of an hour we had everything organised. It really pays to have an advocate. Thank you Nina!