A Bad Case of the “Mehs”:
It’s August. Kevin went back to work today. Cue: rampant misbehavior and buckets of tears. On the upside, the kids seem to be handling it okay.
So here we are, gearing up for a new school year, and I’m feeling a bit… blah about the whole thing. I’m in a sort of limbo state, where I’m waiting to hear if we were accepted into a homeschool charter school or not. I haven’t bought any materials or signed up for any lessons yet because I want to see what they will purchase for us, if we do get in. And the plethora of materials I already own are in boxes. Lots of boxes that are just begging for an expert organization specialist to show up, design a closet system and free them from their cardboard prisons.
So, yes. Blaaaaaaaaahhhhhh. Meeeeeehhhhh.
I think all this is negatively affecting what’s usually an exciting time of year for the kids and me. But you hadn’t guessed that, right? Cause this post is so cheery and chipper?
Let’s try this again:
School is starting again soon! I’m preparing a few posts on homeschooling which will be sure to knock your socks off (and get my apathetic rear in gear, too). These are what I have in mind:
Philosophy: The big questions of why we do what we do, answered!
Curriculum: The nitty gritty details of what we use for each subject.
Organization and Scheduling: How we keep track of it all.
Community and Connection: What we’re doing outside of the home that supports our homeschool efforts.
A Few of My Favorite Things: A list of the things I’m most excited about for the year.
I’m really challenging myself here, as well as putting myself out on a limb. Acting excited when I’m not is… difficult. But I’m working on being intentionally joyful, so this is both a good exercise for homeschooling as well as developing a healthy life skill.
Now I have a question for you: are you interested in contributing to any of these themes? As in, a link-up?
I feel like the link-up market is fairly saturated these days, but I always love a good homeschool link-up, so I’m putting it out there. If there’s anyone who thinks they’d like to participate in any/all of the topics above, I’ll open it up. Just let me know via email or comment.
If you’re one of my blogging readers who doesn’t homeschool, I’d love for you to contribute as well. What do you do in your home in an effort to educate your children? I’m also going to work really hard to make these “extra posts” so that you don’t get too bored of me. So, the usual stuff with an extra post or two per week. Thanks to my 7 Posts in 7 Days challenge from a couple weeks ago, I’m pretty confident I can make it work. [Fingers crossed.]
And finally, ’cause I just can’t run a series without a graphic:
Catch y’all tomorrow?