alternate title: this is how it goes
Man, I so got this. We are on our way to the creek for a story, science experiment and a craft. I am awesome! My kids have a great life.
Those are the thougts that were rushing through my egotistical mind a couple of weeks ago. I take the kids somewhere in our Small Town or the vicinity and read a book and do a little something extra one day a week. What kid wouldn't like that?
We got to the creek, started our story and.....the meltdowns and chaos attacked us! Are you kidding me!!??? I put out all of this effort and even remembered snacks and drinks! What is wrong with my kids? Don't they know that I'm one woman carrying one in utero baby whose attempting greatness for their delight?!!!
Yep, that's how some of our days go. I'm such a perfectionist that it's really difficult for me to fail and adjust. I'm getting better. Apparently, you learn patience when you choose home education. Somedays, the patience well is dry.
On this particular day, we scrapped the whole great idea I had and continued on our walk. Inside I was still stewing from my kids behavior but trying not to drain them with constant chastisement. It was done, moving on.
They got five minutes of play at the creek before leaving for our walk. There had to be some sort of consequence, but I couldn't waste a bit of greatness at the creek.
Here is the bow and arrow referenced a couple of posts ago.
By something so small and great. T-Bird was the first to think of the idea. Some of you know of our obsession with these.
We chose home education. We love our home education. Most days are super-duper awesome.
There are days when I shout for joy, We homeschool and we are amazing!
Then there are days when I think, I could send two of these kids to school and it would be just me and Hoot! Hallelujah! But I don't want to send my kids to school. Shoot, the biggest reason being that I can't get my own glad-rags on in time to get them to school. Yes, we get up early. No, that does not mean I function fully early.
The beauty of homeschooling:
The ugly of homeschooling:
For us, the beauty is worth the ugly.