OKay. Homeschooling is not for the faint of heart.
It's just not.
That said -- Public school is also not for the faint of heart. (There. Equal billing.)
It's just different stuff.
The difference between Public school and Homeschool - at least in THIS blog post is this:
I can start over.
I can start over.
Public school has a set amount of days. Set curriculum. Set ... well..it's set.
I don't have anything set. Except that we're supposed to be doing school. and on the days we only do 'half days' - the subjects for those days are "Grammar" and "Math".
We started our school year way back at the end of August. It was a dismal start of the year.
Stress the Mal because, Mal means bad. ....
Nary a one of us wanted to start the school year, except the Professor. And his theory really was, "Ya gotta start sometime."
Except he used proper grammar and I think I've got this cowboy thing going for me here....pardner.
I figured out this weekend, that I have the blessing of starting over.
I don't need to start over in books, I like the books we're using.
What I can start over with is in our attitude and approach.
Of course, I'm writing this now at 11:42pm on a Sunday night. Tomorrow morning at 7am, my attitude and approach may be to bury my head under my pillows. The kids will hope that I do - because if I sleep late, they play. If they play nicely and quietly together - I sleep. See how it works??
Of course, I wouldn't sleep past seven if I weren't such a night owl. It's when I get my best writing done, though. And I don't mind them playing in the morning. We work later in the afternoons.
The thrill of knowing we can start over in attitude and approach excites me so much that I might just do a jig.
It's not much of an epiphany -- but In truth it might be.
How many times have I gotten bogged down...and just needed the freedom to start over?
That's might impressive if I do say so, myself.
I've gone and blessed myself.
It's helped remind me in a fresh way just how new HIS mercies are every morning.
Mighty excitin', let me tell ya.