I actually read everyone who is on my blogroll. I’m caught up! Whoo hooo. Of course, some of you haven’t posted yet. But at this moment in time, I’m caught up. And it’s only 8:20 am. No guilt yet from ignoring the kids. I might even emerge from the basement before 9 am. And I won’t have a numb bum from sitting for two hours. Numb bum. I love saying that! hee hee. I got it from Joy, I think, awhile ago.
So, in my last post I was complaining – again – about my messy house. I did manage to tackle my basement yesterday. It’s looking really good. Don’t ya love that feeling of walking into a recently cleaned room that previously was a complete tip? Please, say that some of you can relate. If not a whole room, then perhaps a closet. Or a cupboard. At any rate, I feel happy whenever I turn the light on and walk in the room. Of course, my front entrance-way is now a tip because of all the bags and boxes I’ve gotta take out to the van. I will get to that today. I WILL!
A friend and her children are coming over after lunch for sledding. She’s new to homeschooling this year and is feeling low because she hasn’t been able to get out as much as she would’ve liked. And she’s stressed because she thinks they’re falling behind in their studies.
Her and I think about homeschooling a little differently. She’s very focused on what gets accomplished while I’m trying to get away from that. I want to focus more on my children’s enjoyment of what they’re learning. I want to foster that love and excitement for learning. It’s hard some days because I get insecure that they’re falling behind “school” kids. So, I try my best to find a balance and definitely not panic if they need more time on a concept or even if we veer away from it entirely.
Who’s to say which way is “right” though? We all do what we think is best for our kids.
Anyway, I find that my “words of wisdom – HA!” don’t help her very much. I want to say: Slowwww down. Don’t worry about it. But that would just stress her out even more. She was still trying to drill a concept into her son at 8:00 last night! So, instead, I said: Why not get outta the house, give math a break, and come sledding with us? So she is!
After sledding the kids and I have to go into the city and pick Adrian up. His vehicle has been acting up for a couple of weeks. He’s taken it into the shop twice now. Each time they think they’ve fixed it, but it turns out they haven’t. What a pain.
This reminds me that I better get something going in the crock pot. We’ll be busy all afternoon and then not home until 5 pm or so.
On that note, I better go. Whoo hoo. 8:37 am. Gotta be a record.