Sweet, Dangerous Job

I had an easy job this weekend. I was paid $20 an hour to sit and watch the front of a store and record how many people used a certain type of machine. I did this for 8 hours (2 shifts of four hours each). While watching for people to use the machine I watched movies on my computer and perused the Veritas Press catalog.

Let me tell you, The $160 I made this weekend would barely put a dent into everything I think I now need for homeschooling next year after drooling over the catalog for longer than necessary.
And is there anything for making you feel like you’ve made all the wrong curriculum decisions up to now like looking at a totally new resource with totally new books and wondering if your children have missed out for the past few years? (That’s not a real question – I know that isn’t true. Yet looking at the catalog did make me feel like that just a bit.)

I know there are probably folks who used Sonlight and switched to Veritas material. When did you switch (if you switched)? Was there enough teacher guidance to help you make the switch (I’m addicted to the Sonlight instructor guide)? Has anyone done Sonlight, but thrown in other things from Veritas? Did you drive yourself nuts by doing so?

I want to do it all, but neither time nor budget will allow for that. Aarrrggghhh!!

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10 thoughts on “Sweet, Dangerous Job

  1. Amy P says:

    Sounds like when I was in school and had like 15 different classes I wanted to take and could only take 5.
    There’s nothing worse than finding your favorite class 2nd semester of your senior year in college…

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  2. Chelsea says:

    I did that job once — I had to sit in my car and count how many people went into Baskin Robbins. Easiest money ever and I got caught up on all my magazine reading.
    Stay at home moms will do just about anything for a slice of peace with a side of quiet, won’t we? Even being cooped up in a car for 8 hours is desirable if we’re alone.

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  3. Megan says:

    You got it! Only the second time my 5-year-old begged and begged to go with me. I tried to talk her out of it by telling her how boring it was going to be, but she insisted and I gave in. She did amazingly well and enjoyed the time with me as I did with her.
    I had no idea people would pay to have someone watch a vending machine for that long! 😉

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  4. Lindsey @ Enjoy the journey says:

    We use the VP timeline cards and I love them. They were a hefty investment, but it is something that will take us all the way thru high school (and you only need one set for the whole family, not one per child!)
    I am not a Sonligher, but I wish I could afford their books! 🙂

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  5. Amy P says:

    Sounds like when I was in school and had like 15 different classes I wanted to take and could only take 5.
    There’s nothing worse than finding your favorite class 2nd semester of your senior year in college…

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  6. Chelsea says:

    I did that job once — I had to sit in my car and count how many people went into Baskin Robbins. Easiest money ever and I got caught up on all my magazine reading.
    Stay at home moms will do just about anything for a slice of peace with a side of quiet, won’t we? Even being cooped up in a car for 8 hours is desirable if we’re alone.

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  7. Megan says:

    You got it! Only the second time my 5-year-old begged and begged to go with me. I tried to talk her out of it by telling her how boring it was going to be, but she insisted and I gave in. She did amazingly well and enjoyed the time with me as I did with her.
    I had no idea people would pay to have someone watch a vending machine for that long! 😉

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  8. Lindsey @ Enjoy the journey says:

    We use the VP timeline cards and I love them. They were a hefty investment, but it is something that will take us all the way thru high school (and you only need one set for the whole family, not one per child!)
    I am not a Sonligher, but I wish I could afford their books! 🙂

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