We are still homeschooling. Really, we are! It just isn't looking like I want it to right now. We have been struggling the last few weeks due to the play and then sickness. But, really this whole year has been a struggle.
Needless to say, we are "behind" what our schedule says.
If you look at our Tapestry of Grace studies you would see that we have barely even begun. I am embarrassed to admit that we are just at Week 9 in Tapestry. Yeah, I know that the year is almost over. Life has just really conspired against us. I am endeavoring to "hit the high points" and somewhat catch us up. We will be coming back to this time period one more time before Sunshine graduates so we will have a chance to cover it again.
In other areas, we are doing well. English, Math(mostly), Science-they are all going pretty well. Each child can take the studies at their own pace and we all love that. If something is giving them a hard time, they can slow down until they are sure they understand. If they get the concept right away, zip, move on and don't look back! If only all subjects on all days would be that easy!! lol
Bug, is learning to sit in a chair and read her books! She gets them off the shelf, sits down, and reads. It is just too cute! She also colors her school work and learns puzzles. She is learning things at an amazing rate. She is so stinkin' smart!! The girls are learning valuable life lessons by having her here. These lessons just couldn't be learned from a book. What a blessing she is to our family. Sure do love that girl!
When I read the homeschooling magazines, I feel like a failure. The families always have it together and are just plain perfect. When will they have a family on there that looks real? You know, the one where the mom looks tired, the dad bewildered, and the kids are fighting? That's what I want to see because that's what I live most of the time.
We are not the model homeschoolers. We will never be on the cover of a magazine to be held up as the paragons of what to do in homeschooling. We fail miserably often and struggle to maintain a modicum of sanity. Some days are better than others but if you are looking for the shiny, put together homeschool family you might want to look somewhere else.
We are real.
We are broken.
We are sinful.
We are crazy.
We are unique.
Life will not always be this messy or hectic. Someday the kids will be gone and I will long for these days. I intend to enjoy them while they are here even if it messes up the schedule.