Sunday, October 31, 2010

I figured something out...

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 ...'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.


Katie said...

Every day can be a fresh start, for everything. That's the great thing about life!
btw, my captcha today is braving, kind of appropriate for a post about fresh starts I'd say ;)

CrossView said...

A big ole "Amen", pardner!

TobyBo said...

and also, it looks like, a fresh start on the template here. :)