The lessons, the calendar, the schedule was making us all a bit weary. I could feel we needed a slow-down, but instead I wanted to hurry ahead to finish. I’m like that. It can feel productive, but it’s often quite the opposite. And besides productive? Producing what exactly? Harried children and a frazzled mother? No good. And that’s when I remembered we homeschool and we do it because it’s so much more about home than school for us. So, I decided today I’m choosing more home, less school.
I’m not going to rush through parenting a character problem because we’re in the middle of math.
I’m going to say yes when my preschooler asks to read a board book when we “should” be doing assigned reading first.
I’m going to sing a song while I rock my baby for nap and not rush to have baby free time to work on school with my oldest.
I’m going to give my guy alone time when he needs it and adjust the schedule so he doesn’t miss his favorite read-aloud.
I’m going to make time for healthy snacks because nourishing their bodies is important ground work for nourishing their hearts and their minds.
I’m going to remember that God called us home because He loves us and His love lessons are the most important ones we’ll learn all day. And that begins with me.
What do you need to change today to make your homeschool feel more like home? Will you do it?