Someone once told me, "I don't read homeschooling blogs. They make me feel like a failure."
While I am not responsible for this person's reaction, I admit that sometimes it does look like most people have it together while the rest of us do not. The fact is, I don't always want to admit to how long I fought with Funny over math. Or how many episodes of Avatar my children have been watching. Or that I just don't feel like it anymore and really need summer vacation already.
This is a non-post post. I have decided to call this week "spring break." And why not? Everyone else gets one.
I've been sick, yet again. Yesterday I took the entire day off. We did one educational activity. Scrappy and I snuggled on the couch and watched an episode of The Story of India. Yep, that's all. The kids have spent the week playing and fighting, and I have spent the week sneezing and yelling.
This is real life, people.
Yes, they did things that we relaxed homeschoolers consider school: played baseball, explored the neighborhood, ran around, built with Legos, went to dance, went to AWANA, read a little, and helped around the house.
I don't have any pictures of the cute and/or fun things we did, because there aren't any. It's a good thing I know that's okay. Next week, when I report on all our goings-on, please know that while things may look good (I am feeling optimistic), they are completely balanced out by a certain amount of power struggles, exasperation, and exhaustion.
But these kids are so worth it.
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