I thoroughly enjoy reading about homeschooling. Learning about different approaches and ideas inspires me. I can't wait to watch videos on homeschooling blogs where the mom shows how her super organized homeschool is set up or how they go about their daily tasks. I soak up so many ideas and suggestions, wondering how I can incorporate more of this and a little of that into our homeschool days.
I admire how different families keep order in their school days. I admire the structured schedules and have
fun brainstorming how what I just saw or read could work in our house. I have high ideals, especially at the
beginning of each school year, of how our homeschool will run. I relish printing, laminating, and organizing
my teaching materials (and having the kids help!) in preparation for what is to come.
And then, as the school year progresses, I have many days that look something
Instead of getting up before everyone awakes (exercising, showering, and
doing devotions by candlelight while drinking steaming tea), I open my eyes to
a warm, footy-pajama clad two-year-old who has crawled into my bed. After
snuggling for a while, multiple children begin calling out my name for various
reasons which lets me know that it's time to get out of bed. I don my
bathrobe and pad into the kitchen, well aware of yesterday's dinner dishes that
didn't fit in the dishwasher...
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