Pretty much every kid (at least in California) will be on summer vacation by next week. All mothers out there are frantically putting together last minute summer survival kits for themselves – to make sure they survive until the kids go back to school again in about 3 months.
I homeschool. Not that I am a typical model for homeschooling moms or anything, but I’m pretty sure there are a few out there who might be able to relate.
What the heck am I talking about???
Why, I’m talking about school NOT being done for us! Yep, one con of homeschooling is the whole idea of flexibility.
Sometimes, we homeschoolers exercise this flexibility so much that it causes us to get behind on schoolwork. At least, that’s how it is in my case. I admit it. Yes, I am behind. While everyone will be out making summer memories with their kiddos, I will be at home, trying to rush my 2nd grader through Math, English, Phonics, Religion, and all the rest.
You might say, “but weren’t you a “regular” school teacher before? How can you be behind? Didn’t you know how to pace yourself?”
Of course I know how to pace myself! In a “regular classroom, that is. I’m in a HOME. WITH A TODDLER AND AN INFANT! Seriously people, how much work do you think I get done in a day? Not much. No matter how I plan our schoolday, there is just no planning for a toddler’s spontaneity or a teething infant’s needs. Not to mention that I must cook, clean, do laundry, and sometimes go grocery shopping at the same time.
Really wish I could’ve cloned myself. Or had a maid. Yah. Maid would probably be better so there’s no confusion when it comes to my husband (if you know what I mean). *ahem*
Anywho, I’m not saying just how far behind I am, but just know that Eldest will now be skipping naptimes in order for us to monopolize on the silence and consume as many pages as possible BEFORE summer comes to an end.
So please, pray for us. That summer doesn’t leave us behind….and naptime comes back soon (for me). Thanks.