Today we decided to try meeting up with some other homeschoolers at a park on the beach. I am so glad we did as the kids had a ball and I enjoyed the company of the other mums. We arrived just after everyone else. The get together was for 1.5hrs but we all stayed for 2.5hrs. Thankfully they left the same time as us otherwise I would have had a hard time getting the kids to leave.
There were about a dozen kids all up mostly around Mat and Mel's age though a couple older. Tabs was the only toddler there but another family arrived not homeschool related and she interacted with their toddler for a bit.
First they played hide-e-go seek tiggy in the play ground than when they'd had enough of that they all came out for a drink and played red rover out in the open grassy area. Even though it was late in the a'noon it was still quiet hot so they found another grassy area under some trees and played red light, green light. It was so enjoyable watching them all interact with one another like they were old friends and it was even better to see the older kids guiding the younger ones gently when explaining the rules of the games. They all ended up back in the play ground playing tiggy once again before we all headed home again.
On our way home the kids convinced me it was also a good idea to stop off at Hungry Jacks for a choc coated ice-cream which I watched them eat in envy :p