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Monday, August 17, 2009

Off to homeschool we go...

Today was our first day at full-time homeschool for our Kindergartner and it was a success if I do say so myself, and since I just did...that must make it so, right? I am excited at this new phase in our life and I will spend as much time preparing for each day as I will praying that I have the patience and strength to go through with it each day.

DISCLAIMER inserted here: I love my child, it is just that being a SAHM and a homeschooling Mom can be a wee bit taxing on the Mommy nerves. For those of you that have children, you know exactly what I am talking about. For those of you that do not but intended to one day, you will understand one day.

We zipped through the morning and all the sudden we were three hours in and I was thinking "WOW" where did the time go? I guess teachers probably feel that way too, like they are always racing the clock to get everything "in." However, it is so nice to be able to sit down and be a part of his learning experience and see his joy when he grasps a concept for the first time or gets the answer right on the first try...it is a beautiful thing!

J is not being as cooperative as I would prefer him to be during our "homeschool time". He wanted to join our "circle time" activities so I, being a sucker for this sweet little stinker, I gave in and let him join in; chaos ensued. Suddenly our sing-along was riddled with "pirates pee-pee and poo-poo" Unfortunately, I am severely outnumbered in our family with boys vs girls and the potty talk always brings the conversation down a notch to somewhere around 5 yr old boy level: when the fart noises begin their tune that is where it all falls apart to a giggling mess of poots, toots and Mommy rolling her eyes. I'd like to say that this only involved the boy children, but often their Dad does join in. Isn't that just the way it is though? Do men ever really not thinking farting/burping/etc isn't funny?

Anyway, I digress...after the poot storm quelled we were able to re-group and get back on track. It really did go great all things considered and I know that this is where God wants us to be right now, so it feels good in my heart to be doing this in our family.

All in all, it was a great Monday. Homeschool was good, we went on a great ride/walk, met "Dad" out for a pizza dinner, made a homemade peach pie for a friend, got sudsy in the bath, read our favorite bedtime stories and said our prayers thanking God for a great day and another one ahead. I wish the same for all of you.

We're "lights out" for the night...
Blessings and Love to All

1 comment:

Katie B said...

So I had one of my besties ask why we decided to homeschool and rather than make another post I thought I would answer her here...to be honest it was a decision based on prayer and thoughtful consideration of the circumstances and our current situation; but it was also something that we had to really struggle to do with real intent. A and I sat down to discuss school and such things and he looked at me point-blank and said, "Mommy, I just want to be able to be with my family right now..." I'd like to give the credit to the thoughtful consideration as the more weighty part of the decision, but that would be a lie! How could I ignore such a plea? It is those words that I cling to when I feel all is lost! Love you Stephanie!