Friday, September 4

Lessons after a Week

1. I cannot leave the room while they are working. Because if I do anything else in any other room, it's like their focus leaves the room with me.

2. Our 3 year old will NOT take an interest in playing alone in his room unless he has to go in there to poop in his pants.

3. I cannot have ANY computer time until our work is done. Or else we won't get started again for a long time.

4. I will give them extra time to explore something if they are showing an interest. We are studying computer science and so they are learning some HTML. This requires some trial and error at the computers. I'm not pushing them through and everyone is happy...and learning.

6. I cannot say, "Let's do our last activity after lunch." It will not happen. My to-do list will simply take over my day. I just give them a snack and push through until the work is done.

What lessons are you learning or being reminded of this school year?


  1. I need to keep working on my patience. This is my key trial.

    If you are working on html, this is a great resource

  2. Regarding number two, one of my three year olds is the same way. The only time he's not within five feet of me (talking always) is when he has to go the bathroom and demands privacy :)

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  4. I stumbled upon your blog from Heart of the Matter. I have enjoyed reading and especially enjoyed reading this entry. We have 4 boys and the youngest is almost 3 yo. So I can totally relate to your entire list. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is our first year homeschooling. What I am learning is that this is the mother I always wanted to be. One that intrigues and enjoys her children. We certainly still have our moments, but at the end of most days, I am happier than I've been in a long time just for the interaction and connections I am making with my kids. I have heard from other HSing mothers that this would be one of the best choices I would ever make and it certainly has been!

    Enjoying your blog... I came by way of HOTM.


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