Things don’t go as planned every day. Okay, they don’t go as planned most days. We keep going. We start over fresh each morning with high hopes.
Honestly, we’ve been sleeping late. All three girls have been sleeping and allowing me to hit snooze far too many times. I am no longer roused by the sound of the school bus passing down our otherwise quiet street. At first I felt guilty about sleeping late. What kind of mother sleeps till 9?
A flexible mother! A happy mother too.
We have structure in our day, really, we do. I just don’t like it. Any opportunity I have to get through the day without following a rigid routine, I jump on it. And then I feel just a little guilty for not sticking to the plan.
What’s the most important thing to accomplish in a single homeschooling day?
If I could answer that, I could let go of the worry that I am not doing things right, that I’m not doing enough, that our days are not complete without a math lesson.
Some days are just fine without math. Some days we need a break, all of us. And sometimes i just need to be flexible.
I know I won’t keep sleeping until 9 every day. It’s a gift that I need to embrace for a time. Home educating three kids is a huge effort and a good night sleep is a beautiful, simple cure for exhaustion.
That’s what I’m telling myself. I’m sticking to it. I’m learning to be flexible.