We had a total of seven weeks off. We were suppose to have six weeks and do a soft start week. Yep, but honestly we did things Monday and that was about it. One history lesson checked off and we went over expectations. Does not count for a slow week back to school. If you know what I mean? Therefore this was our first week back starting our second quarter and to say I am exhausted is an understatement. We did have a great summer and I would love to hear how yours was in the comments below.
Monday got off to a slow start, I let the kids and I sleep in (we had a busy weekend). None the less we had a good day and I checked almost everything off my list with the exception of our Sonlight science in the afternoon.
Tuesday also was a good day, we had a impromptu playdate in the morning with our neighbor and still managed to get all our together subjects done and the kids did their independent work while I worked a little on the computer.
Then came the day the whole house was excited about, Wednesday! It was co-op day!
See, we joined a co-op this year for the first time. The first time my kids would be in a structured classroom setting with other kids their own age. Having four classes in the morning and then Lilly is getting the opportunity to take an IEW class in the afternoon.
I was all sorts of nervous. Will my kids listen? Do they know what they need to know for their age? Will they be respectful to the teachers? Will they pay attention or enjoy themselves? How was the baby going to do being away from home all day? How was my shy Dilynn going to handle this environment with all the kids? I could go on and on...
It all was well in the end...
You see the kids had a blast! Dilynn was shy like I assumed, but her afternoon class she let me leave the room and she enjoyed herself. Lilly has a new pen pal (I am telling you this girl is so outgoing). They all truly made new friends and loved their classes. And to top it off Austin, was only disruptive in one class out of 5 (which is a win in my book – he just needs to remember he doesn’t have to be the class clown). It was a tiresome day and the baby did not sleep one wink, but for the most part - we all did good.
Good until Thursday that is, Thursday I didn’t get up and do my normal routine (which never makes for the best of days). We had a lazy morning and went off to the library for story-time. All four of my kids were super wild and ran around like hulagains. Came home sooner than later like a responsible Mother, feed the kids and put their wild bottoms to nap.
Problem no one napped!
I as a wise tired parent decide to rearrange kid toys thinking the kids can semi help as they played. Better option than to try to get tired, wild children to sit and do school or a read aloud, so I thought? It turned into an afternoon of more yelling than I care to admit and kids going to bed early.
Now we make it to Friday. Can you guess what I did first?
Yep, my time with God followed by my workout. The day turned out great and it felt so good to end the week on such a good note.
This homeschooling year is going to keep me on my toes (we haven’t even got our soccer schedules yet) but, I couldn’t be more thrilled to have our first week done and over with.
If you are feeling overwhelmed or even underwhelmed can feel stressful to me at times too. Remimber tomorrow is a new day and with a new day;
I am going into the next week remembering this verse as I am clinging to his grace minute by minute.