As a homeschool Mom, I get to this time of year and realize that we have so much still to do, and so little time.
So I spent the morning evaluating what we have accomplished, and figuring out what needs to happen in order to complete the year in time to enjoy the summer.
Here's where I realize that starting in September, with the plan to school through June was a stupid idea. What was I thinking? We have a camping trip planned for a week in May. Looks like we will be taking our school books.
But most importantly, we need to be finished in time for VBS and camp.
Hailey, whose name should be changed to "Wail-ey," is not happy about the crack down. She likes sleeping in until the sun is actually shining. Come to think of it, I do, too. But this is becoming more obviously non-efficient.
We are experiencing the cabin-fever-blues, which happen every year about this time. They lead to a re-evaluation of priorities, so they are a good tool, if I don't let them overwhelm me.
I admit, I have been wondering how long this homeschool train will run, and how far it would take us. I have even contemplated researching what school district (gasp!) we belong to. But as I lay awake last night, taking stock of our journey, both past and future, I realized I'm not ready to get off this train yet.
Where else would I have the joy of seeing my children learn everything they know, and knowing I had a part of it? Where else would I get to be laughed at by my children for tearing up during our history lesson? Where else am I going to get to repeat fifth grade without having to pay tuition and feel stupid?
I think we will be homeschooling a little while longer, yet.