Wow. This is the last week of this Blogging Through the Alphabet with Annette from A Net in Time and myself! Can you believe that we have made it all the way to Z already? I am still in a little bit of shock myself. Have you had as much fun as I have? I am looking forward to starting another round of the alphabet very soon and hope that you will join me!
This week I want to talk about the word zapped. As a homeschool mom, you would be lying if you told me you never felt zapped at the end of the day. We have so much going on in our days, that by the time we lay down, feeling zapped is a normal part of the day.
Each day is a new day. Yet at the end of the day, we feel the same as we have felt every other day of the school year, just zapped. Now this zapped could be emotional, or physical or even mental. But no matter what it is, you are zapped at the end of the day. You don’t know what you will be able to do the next day, yet you are willing to get up and try for the best.
Moms, if you are feeling zapped, you know that you have done your best. You have given it your all, whether physically, mentally or emotionally. You have made sure your child was given the best they could get. In doing so, you have worn yourself out. But, during this time, you would not trade it for anything. You know that you are giving your child the world, even if you are feeling zapped at the end of it.
When you feel zapped, are you tired, frustrated or angry with your choice to homeschool? If you are like me, you are not. You are zapped, but you sit back and smile at the memories you made that day. You remember the times when the kids make improvements, when they learned something new and you saw that ah-ha moment in their eyes. Being zapped does not mean that you are done. It might mean you are tired, but you are not done. You won’t be done until you finish what you have started.
Homeschool momma, feeling zapped is a part of the experience. If you have not felt zapped at the end of the day, you have not truly experienced homeschooling to its fullest. You will feel zapped, but you will know that it is for the best. Just as any working mom feels zapped at the end of a long work day, so too will you feel zapped after teaching your child something important. And this, this zapped feeling, you will look back and love it. You will know it was for a great reason, and that is all that will matter!
Have you felt zapped recently? What was it that made you feel that way? Was it worth it? Did you watch your child grow because of it?
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