Nitro Circus: A Wildly Fun Family Night

(We had a great view of the show, but our seats were being a baseball net and pictures were not easy to get)

So I told you all a while back about Nitro Circus coming to our neck of the woods, well we went and boy oh boy did we love it!  We went to the show in Bend, Oregon which was held in the Vince Genna Stadium (home of the Bend Elks).

I have to be honest with you, I fully intended to go to this show for my children’s benefit only.  I figured they would have a great time watching the motorcycle tricks and that would be that.  Boy was I wrong!  I had just as much of a good time as the kids did and I would go back again in an instant!

First of all, we were lucky enough to land at a show that Travis Pastrana was at!! According to others who have seen the show and Travis himself, he doesn’t make it to many of them, so this was awesome.  Maybe it’s because I remember watching Travis ride on TV when he was just a teenager and being so impressed by that, but him being there just made the night that much more exciting.

There were so many tricks done by motocross racers, BMX bikers, and skateboarders that it was non-stop action. I was even mentioning to a friend last night that I even loved the crowd there.  It was a mixture of fun-loving adults and excited little kids.   In fact, the only thing I didn’t love about the night was that the Vince Genna Stadium has very little parking and we had to walk probably a half-mile to get there, but even that wasn’t so bad.

In this stock photo, it shows what was, in my opinion, the best part of the show.  All 20 of the athletes were in the air and upside down at the same time.  I have seen it on television before, but it was heart racing excitement to see in person.

I will end my review with this.  I WILL definitely be buying tickets the next time Nitro Circus comes to town.

 

We received these tickets in exchange for our honest review. 

Pros and Cons of Homeschooling

 

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We are currently in a family discussion to whether or not the foothills kids should be home schooled. We have been researching and discussing reasons why we should or should not home school, but since we are a family that works together, mom and dad have asked us to come up with reason why we should and should not be home schooled.

Here are some pros that the foothills kids have thought of:

  • Grow Closer Together With Your Family

You can grow so much closer together just by homeschooling your kids. Reasons why would be because you could spend up to 24 hours a day with your children. You could also be able to talk to your kids more and you could build a stronger bond as a family.

  • Flexible Schedule

You do want to have an idea of what your home school days are going to look like, but if your schedule needs to change at all, you could change it! Pretty neat huh?

  • Emotional Stability

Some kids get crazy stressed. Like just the thought of school makes them worry. So if they know their schedule and know they don’t have to be faced with the fears of crowded hallways, there is less of a chance they will get stressed.

  • Less Worry About Sickness

You don’t have to worry about driving to the school in the middle of the school day picking up a sick kid. It sucks when kids are sick, but it’s better if they’re with you to start with. Plus, your kids get sick most of the time from going to school so if they’re home schooled, chances are they won’t get sick nearly as often.

  • Go on Vacations

If you find a vacation for cheap sometime random like the middle of April, you can go! Just bring your home school stuff and make the vacation educational. Like if you find a good deal to go to the beach, you can go to the aquarium and that trip would be educational.

  • Have More Control Over What and How Your Kids Learn

Some teachers have their own ways of teaching, which is fine, but that specific way of teaching might not be very effective for your child. There are ways you could find out how your children learn best, and you could learn how to teach them in such ways so they could learn more successfully! Also, at public schools, they don’t often have a ton of class options, so if you want your kids to learn something that the schools don’t offer, you can teach your kids that stuff on your own!

Those are just a few of the pros, but I’m gonna move to the cons of homeschooling your children that the foothills kids thought of.

  • Be Around Your Children All Day Long

This could be a potential con for some people. Being with your kids for long periods of time might be hard for some people because their kids could start misbehaving. I don’t think anybody loves when their kids are being brats.

  • Kids Might Struggle With Learning

Your kids could possibly struggle with learning and it could be hard at times to stay patient and restrain anger. It is okay to be mad, but if your kids see that you are frustrated, they might also get frustrated and not want to try.

  • Expensive

Buying all the materials could be very expensive. There are a lot of materials that you have to buy if you choose to home school your kids, and not all of the materials are cheap to buy.

  • Explain Why You Chose to Home School Your Children

There will probably be times when relatives, or really anybody, ask you why you choose to home school your kids. Keep in mind not everybody will support your decision to home school your kids. They ask you a lot of questions like,” Why would you want to home school your kids?” You have to answer those types of questions pretty frequently.

As you can tell, home schooling your children is definitely  a commitment, but there are lots of pros to make up for all the work it takes to successfully home school your kids.

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Anyone Want to Guess How My Morning Started?

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Well I think I have mentioned that I live in a small town and yes I do mean small.  I believe at last check our population was somewhere near 1,000.  So with the small town life comes many oddities.  One of which is a flock of wild turkeys that we see every single morning on the way to take the kids to school.

Today, sadly we met one of these turkeys on the wrong corner.  He jumped in front of my car and I simply could not stop in time.  It made me so sad to have started my morning that way and now my children get to tell the story of how “Mom killed a turkey this morning.”

I guess I shall take from this that I appreciate that my car wasn’t damaged and this is just a part of small town life.  I have lived here forever, so you would think I would remember that, but still this was my first turkey accident…

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