I’m back!!! I took a few weeks off for the Christmas season, but my fingers are itching to do some writing.
As a home school family we have the freedom to take off from school whenever we see fit. This is a double edge sword, and it can lead us down the wrong road quickly. From Thanksgiving to New Years we do very little school work. We like to take time to enjoy out of time family, bake special treats and enjoy time with Dad on the days he takes off work. This year we had family staying with us from Dec. 10th through Christmas, with a total of 19 people living in our home. It is safe to say there was NO school work getting done during this time. Now that the chaos is over we are trying to find our footing in school again. Having such a long break has given the kids and I a sluggish start. We want to keep playing, but we know the work must get done.
My laid back personality tells me to take a few more days off and relax, but I know that it is not what the children or I need. We need to get back on track and move forward with a regular schedule. To make this happen I recruit some help from the kids. I tell them “on Monday we are going to start school”, and then they will spend the next few days talking about school. I get asked several times by the little ones “is today when we start school?” Their excitement gets me excited and helps me keep to the plan. It also helps everyone to get in the “back to work” mindset.
We are now back in the swing of our organized chaos, and it’s only a matter of time until life happens and our daily routine is tossed to the side for a moment. When it happens I will try my best not to get flustered or lazy. I will try to let life happen and then get back on track with joy in my heart!
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