I love homeschooling. Really, I do! I also love the fact that my older children who are now in public school still don't mind coming to me for help with their homework. However, sometimes, I just want the day to end sooner rather than later, you know? After homeschooling all morning, then hitting the books with the older ones, sometimes I feel like that is all I do!
But then there are days like yesterday. We go so much done during the day and I was just itching to be done. I knew B-Boo wanted some help with her English. I also knew her Health teacher had given them an assignment that they were supposed to do together with their parents. In addition, the high school boy had a book that needed to be read and so I agree to read it to so that we could discuss it and he'd actually remember what he read and pass the test on it next week!
We finally all settled down on our California King Size bed…the boy on the right, me on the left and B-Boo at the end…and dad at the desk in the corner.
The health project was on figures of speech that have to do with anger. We could only think of a few and needed more, so the four of us were racking our brains. Finally, mom and dad ended up on Google. This of course, led to so many hysterical figures of speech that we spent the next 30 minutes laughing at who comes up with these!
Once we calmed down, we moved onto the book (a biography of Beethoven) and the English assignment. Once B-Boo came up with a topic, "The Apprentice," we had some fun conversation between "Did you know…" about either Donald Trump, The Apprentice or Beethoven!
Before we knew it, we'd made it through the homework and had fun while doing it. (Not to mention some great family time!)
I went to bed last night feeling privileged instead of punished and am actually looking forward to what tonight might bring!