I love the idea of homeschooling. I really do.
The whole “my family all together, my kids playing with one another, the older ones teaching the younger ones, and blah blah blah” all sounds fantastic.
The problem is in my house that translates to “Mommy is going crazy and hides to get a few minutes alone from the kids who are screaming and hitting one another, and younger ones won’t stop bugging the older ones…which then keeps them from getting their work done.”
Are you going to tell me that this chaos has something to do with my parenting? If so, shut it. I’m tired and may or may not be taking a break from parenting this semester.
And then at some point I’m supposed to run errands…which is impossible as I refuse to take all four kids out, well, mostly just the 3 year old because he does crap like this…
Then there is this weird thing that happens everyday around 3:30 or so… something about what we are going to eat for dinner. Am I in charge of that?
And forget about this blog. There doesn’t seem to be any time to put the words in my head to the keys. Which isn’t good. (My brain needs to be emptied on a regular basis.)
I don’t know how other homeschooling mamas do it. Maybe they rise before the sun and lesson plan weeks ahead. Maybe they’re doing it right now instead of writing a blog post. Priorities :/ Oh well.
On a more positive note, when the kids aren’t yelling and screaming, I have found they are playing together outside more often.
And that does make my heart happy. And gives me a few minutes alone to regroup…and watch the latest episode of The Bachelor.
Oh, and this homeschooling thing is just temporary because we moved in the middle of the school year. I would not be doing this otherwise. I really think I’m a better mom when my kids are in school. Seriously. And I’m pretty sure they would agree.
August can’t come soon enough. This is like the longest summer break ever!!!