Friday, October 17, 2014
This is post I feel compelled to write, because it's not neat, and nice, and pretty. As I sit here, typing, my kids are on their way to my mother's. She was watching them so that I could do my part-time job of cleaning an office once a week, and she offered to keep them for the night. Which is really a Godsend for all of us, because I think we all needed the break.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
We were facing some pretty significant problems at the end of the school year last June, not the least of which was one (or more) distracted students, a school day that dragged on well beyond the intended end time (and with no additions to the curriculum), and an overly busy schedule. At the time I chalked it up to it being the end of the year, and the kids and I needing a break. When September rolled around and we started with all of the same problems however, I knew something had to change. I'd love to say that this happened without a major meltdown from me, but it's not true. After my very first (first!) day of school this year I lamented to my husband, "I caaaaan't do this for another year!!!" A couple of days later at a meeting of homeschool Moms I shared the same thoughts. I prayed and cried and prayed some more, and eventually God helped me to see the areas I could improve upon. I share them with you in the event that they may be helpful, knowing of course that every family, like every child, is different.