These last three weeks have been crazy for me! I had things under control for the most part, during January, but the new month arrives, and all of a sudden I have the wind knocked out of me! Literally, I felt like I had the wind knocked out of me.
I don’t know if it had to do with the one year anniversary of Daddy’s surgery, or if it was the weather (lots of gloomy, snowy days), but I didn’t want to be awake. It felt like it was a chore to stay awake. I would fight to get my work done and struggle to get the kid’s school done. They weren’t very helpful at this most days, thinking if I was napping, they could be playing video games!
The good thing about all of this? I made sure school got done. Somedays it was after supper, but it got done. I have, so far, completed things that need to be done, although today is the first day all month that I actually feel like I have a good start to the day. I feel like everything is done and I can slowly start getting ahead again!
Being in the homeschool setting, this has helped us adapt to whatever happens. My kids sleep in late, but they also stay up late. We have something we need to do, they get to sleep and still get up in time, not always happy, but they get up. We make our schedules, our schedules don’t make us. This allows us to learn in the way that works for us.
Speaking of which, we have noticed a lack of “fun” in the homeschool these last couple of weeks. I had stretched myself out between Ray Ray and Little Miss trying to be one-on-one with both of them for many of the subjects. This was not working at all! I found out that Ray Ray loves the Masterbook Curriculum that I got for him. I also found out that Little Miss was busy watching him and liking what she was seeing.
Guess what I did? I got her the Language and Math from Masterbooks and had her be involved in Ray Ray’s History lessons. I didn’t make her write out the answers like I did Ray Ray, but I did make her narrate her answers back to me. Now we are able to do Math and History together. This takes time and gives it back to me. Hopefully, in the next few weeks, we will be able to start a science program together with them that I have been eyeing up!!! I will let you know how that goes!
Don’t you love how you can have some fails in your homeschool and still make it work for you and your family? I love that I am able to adapt and change our homeschool to the times and things that are going on in it at that time! Because we know that these things happen, Kirsten from DoodleMom and I love to talk about our Funnies, Flops and Fails on Fridays!
Did you have a funny, flop or fail that you wrote about this week? We would love to have you share that with us!
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