This was my first day with all five kids at home. In case it isn’t obvious to the entire free world, it is much easier to homeschool without younger kids around. These babies always wanting attention, what is the deal?!!?
And I’m trying to get a certain daughter to stop digging in her heels and whining FOR HOURS OVER ASSIGNMENTS. And then making them take five times as long as they should… how do I fix this, homeschooling moms? Her teachers always said how wonderful she was… What the H, Mario? How do I get her to fear me like a teacher instead of loving me like a mother? ‘Cause the mother thing ain’t workin’ out for me.
Mark my words, before this week is over I’m going to throw someone out the window. It might even be myself.
Now, ignore everything I just said, because honestly, once I work out the kinks, I think homeschooling might be my favorite thing ever. Seriously, in so many ways this is a dream. We laugh and play and goof off all day long. They don’t have homework. Our schedule is much more flexible. I really like having them home all day (which you might not believe after that out-the-window bit).
But, it’s true. I really enjoy 90% of this. If I can figure out how to get my stubborn child to do her work, we would be golden. —And the frustrating thing is… it’s not even work that she doesn’t understand! Right now she is crying about drawing a self portrait because it is going to be ugly and she can’t draw and at school everyone said her picture didn’t even look like her… So she hasn’t even drawn a single line on the page. Hija Mia. I don’t know how to deal with this little girl.
Are you sick of hearing about homeschooling yet? Sorry. If I can convince my kids to finish their work in a timely manner, maybe I can show you pictures of our homeschool room. And the mudroom changes I’ve made. And I finally got drapes for the living room, but who has time to hang drapes let alone post pictures of them? I’m homeschooling five children. Heaven help me.