That is the question that I seem to be asking myself this week. Some days and weeks and even months go really, really well. Then there are the days you think, “why the heck am I still doing this?” People, I believe, really have to be called to homeschool. You need patience…lots and lots of patience. I would say about 60% of my days feel like this..and I’m being very generous.
I try to keep a schedule because that seems to keep us on track better. We wake at 8, do chores, eat, get dressed, and start our assignments by 9. My oldest has ADHD. We are not medicating. There is something that is still in this diet that has me saying on auto-repeat, “pay attention” “hey get on it” “hurry up” “focus boy!” My youngest dispite having Dyslexia seems to be focused and goal oriented. He can complete all this work in like 3 hours without a break. That is horrible because he has days he wants to do that and then it is distracting for the other child who wants to have fun too!
Most days flow well. If it is a subject I teach them, I do it after lunch or right when we start, or if they end on break at the same time. Everyday is different as far as the order of what we do. I hope this post doesn’t discourage you from wanting to homeschool. I just want you all to know, it doesn’t go as you want, but believe me your kids are learning. There is nothing more satisfying then being out somewhere and something happening, only to have your children repeat a lesson they learned. I get to see that a lot now and it is of great hope to me on days like these. Realize that not everyday will go as you want it to go, but it always goes as God wants it to go.
Happy Homesteading!! 😀