Tuesday, September 20, 2011

so far

So as you know, we started this homeschooling journey a month and a half ago. And let me just tell you, it's been interesting.

Some days are much harder than others. Like, on the verge of tears harder. But the nice days, they so make it all worth it. And trust, we have had some really great days!

I deal with attitude and the I don't want to's and the big sighs that basically imply this is stupid and the this is too hard when it's really not. The list goes on.

What I have found the most difficult is balancing school stuff with chasing-toddler-and-baby stuff. Sometimes I get up a million times an hour to see what the world Jonyn has gotten into now. The baby is [finally] getting teeth so he's been a little more unhappy and clingy. And I'm still his milk supply. Oh and Jo likes to climb up right between the big kids and pester them.tickle tickle tickle he says.

So at times, the baby is squirming in my lap while I'm trying to keep Jo entertained with paper and markers while trying to keep him from making his body a work of art and at the same time teach Taylan English while keeping Kanyon focused on his math papers. (say that in one big breath).

And right now, we are schooling until lunch, then after lunch the boys tend to their chores (because I believe learning to take care of yourself is just as important as an education if not just a tad more so) while I pack up our house and sort out the unwanteds for a yard sale. Did I forget to mention we're moving?


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2 comments:

  1. You are amazing! I am moving too. Trying to pack with a newborn is hard. But I dont know how you do it with four. Where y'all moving?

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  2. We just started our homeschooling journey, too.....but I only have 3 1/2 year olds! And we're keeping things low key! No math or English around here yet.
    I can't even imagine what it must be like for you! But it sounds beautiful. Full of life - real life - full of love, and full of true learning. Someday I hope to be at this place - bouncing a baby, entertaining a toddler, and teaching away.

    And real life skills? Yep. They're pretty important. Especially for boys, my homeschooling mother would say.

    Keep rocking it!

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I am so happy you are here. Your words make my heart so happy.

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