Monday, January 18, 2010
I'm the first to admit that I am a total slacker. Those of you who can make a schedule, and then stick to it...well, you're amazing. I am EXCELLENT at making schedules. I am, however, very bad at following them. It is a real struggle with homeschooling! I know it isn't just me, which is rather liberating. I do struggle with always knowing that the kids are learning okay, despite my lack of discipline. I feel like I am just passing my slackerism along to them, which I hate. But at the same time, in my attempt to find the positive, I am pretty flexible and rarely do I really get worked up about falling behind or things not turning out exactly as I had planned. Hm, which really is interesting, as I recall posting on my old blog about being behind and how it was driving me crazy. It seems I've grown! I don't know if it's good or not... I am still a bit, shall we say, undisciplined. But I do see that they are reading, writing (but still complaining--can't have it all), adding, subtracting, and largely enjoying being home and learning. I thank God for this chance to homeschool them, according to their own needs and abilities!