Blogs, Bathrobes, and Homeschooling

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 like this...

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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Marie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Don't feel bad Heidi...I spend half my day in my bathrobe sometimes:). I am wearing it now:). You do a great job! I admire your ability to be able to homeschool.

Blissful Blooms said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Loved this Heidi! Yes, we can all get caught up with comparing ourselves and our day to the perfectly edited life on a blog. We ALL have those bath robe days. :) Have a great week!

Tiffany Poppema said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think you watched the same video I did (Confessions site?) :) I'm with you on every point in this post! Ha!

Heidi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ha! Good to know I'm not the only bathrobe wearing mom. ;)

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