Thursday, September 22, 2011

No Timey Wimey

You guys, homeschooling is hard.  Not the actual homeschooling itself, mind you, but that it takes over.  My house is NOT up to snuff for this perfectionist.  I have no time for my own projects.  The last time I actually folded AND put away laundry was back in August.
oh, and these are MY chickens.  The USB cable has been found.

And all of that wears on me.  Because I really DO revel in a clean and organized home.  And I love sewing.  I never talk to my friends anymore because my mornings are filled with school.  I'm having to shift priorities and it is HARD.  I don't like it and I want to stomp my foot and say "no!"  I want to do MY stuff.

But I know it's good for my son.  It's nice to see him have to work at learning, that everything isn't easy. And I'm GLAD it frustrates him!  He misses some of his friends though so I don't know what next year will bring.  I just know I don't want to do a virtual academy again.  I LOVE K12 science, but it's about the only thing I'm enamored with. So I'm looking at other options.

Stealing bread from the toddler

Meanwhile, I'm trying to figure out the best schedule and routine to make this work.  I'm going to try block studies where we do a whole science unit one week and then just do history the next while blocking art and music lessons into once a week longer sessions too.

It definitely not easy and not for the uncommitted.  But so I far I definitely think the rewards of homeschooling are worth it.


He LOVES holding the girls.

Under the coop

8 comments:

  1. Your amazing! I'm sure I couldn't do it.

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  2. Can I just say, I love the toddler's outfit!

    And I hear you on priorities. It was fun to chat, even just for twenty minutes, this week.

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  3. You are awesome. Seriously. And I adore the chickens! So COOL!

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  4. Hey congratulations on getting chickens! They look like Rhode Island Reds. Is that what they are? We have a little flock of ten Reds. There's nothing quite like fresh eggs!

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  5. P.S. - I only JUST noticed that you have another whole blog! Hmmm. I have to go check that out!

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  6. Still so jealous of chickens. (and nice Dr. Who reference there!)

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  7. Karen, they are a mix between Rhode Island Reds and Rhode Island Whites. Good eye!!
    I don't write much on the other blog, I'm barely squeaking by with this one! :) It's mostly my friend.

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