Sunday, April 15, 2012
You are about to read an extremely personal and transparent post.
(That's my intention for this blog anyway.)
I have practically fallen off the face of the blog world. That's not so bad, I suppose, but I would like to stay connected with other homeschooling bloggers out there. I get a lot of encouragement (and fabulous ideas) from all the said bloggers. I know it's not the same as having a relationship with real people.... IN PERSON, but there in comfort in knowing you're not alone when you get the privilege to peak into another person's experience down the same road, especially when there isn't very many people around you who are in the same boat. (I have yet to find a homeschool support group). While my blog may not have very many fabulous ideas, I hope to encourage my fellow homeschooling families with this blog journal (and, of course, to keep a record of all this for myself).
With all that being said, I must admit that I have been struggling lately. I think I am just plain discouraged. Why? First, I must give some background information...... I am a planner. I have a plan for EVERYTHING: a monthly cleaning calendar, a monthly dinner menu, a daily routine plan, lesson plans for the kids, etc.... I. Am. A. Planner. However, and seemingly contradictory, one of my many many many faults is that I don't TRULY commit to anything. I can't keep a regular routine for longer than 3 weeks! When I don't at least have a plan, I feel absolutely lost, out of control and certainly downcast. That's not to say that I always follow "the plan", but if I have a plan written on paper, where I can SEE it, I feel like I'm ok. I am also a visual person!
Letter of the Week curriculum (from Confessions of a Homeschooler) to follow and I haven't done such a great job with that! I just feel like I'm really doing them an injustice. :-(
And lets not talk about the chores that aren't getting done either. I'm barely floating in that department right now too. I haven't quite figured out when (during the day) and how to teach the children to help with small chores that they are capable to accomplish.
Honestly, I could go on and on.
I don't really know how to end this particular post. If you can give me some feedback, I would appreciate that. More importantly, I would appreciate your prayers.