Finally after months of stalling and years of planning homeschool began this week. Yes the week in between Christmas and New Year is normally off but since we planned to begin in October but then we were derailed first by preterm labor and then bedrest and then going overdue and then getting really sick right after the birth and finally by the holidays we felt it was time to begin.
With all the craziness in our home and us parents being occupied by illness, and mental fatigue the TV had really taken over. Even the children were getting bored with it being on constantly. So now the rule is the TV is off until 5:00 except for the daily dose of “Sesame Street.” It really has made our house much more pleasant. I plan to continue to cut back even more but slowly.
The first day though was incredible difficult. Unfortunately over the past few months our house has also gotten out of control and I can barely stand it. In hindsight I should have taken a week to prepare the house before beginning school but I didn’t so I work a little bit every day. But we muddled through the first day none of us really knowing what to expect. Each day it has gotten a bit better.
Today I was sitting nursing my baby with my three older children around the table going through our ABCs and practicing writing and I just had to take a deep breath and enjoy the moment. How sweet life is.
I plan my next couple of posts to share what we are beginning and our struggles and fun as we go on this momentous journey. More on Friday.