Hopefully this post will make some sort of sense, my mind is racing and full of thoughts but I will try to contain them in some kind of understandable fashion for you. I know that I go through cycles and I have good ones and not so good ones. I seem to be in a not so good one right now. I am having those feelings of not doing enough with my children and wondering if they are learning all they need to know, however in the same breath, I remember that God is in control and He will guide them in their directed paths. I am to be a good steward and to teach them the basics, and I'm doing that. I don't know, I guess sometimes I let doubt slip in even when I know I shouldn't. I think the reason I'm struggling right now is because we have been so inconsistent with our schooling. Dh and I went on vacation last week, so not much schooling got done and then this week has been trying to get back into a schedule but it isn't happening. We've had two trips to town for doctor's visits (different days), another day in town for groceries and one day I was just too tired to function. I really do try not to make so many trips, but occasionally we have weeks like this one. On top of that, it is deer season and ds1 spent two days at my dad's hunting. I think it is good for him to hunt and to spend time with his granddad, but it makes it hard to do school.
I plan to sit down with dh soon and try to figure out some kind of plan for keeping us on track with school. I've been thinking that maybe we need to set some strict rules such as we don't go anywhere Monday-Wednesday no matter what, so we would at least always get 3 days a week in. But then I think, one of the benefits of homeschooling is the flexibility and being able to take advantage of things we wouldn't be able to if they were in school. Maybe I just need to relax and remember that this time is not the normal for us and it's okay if it happens once in awhile. Maybe I just need to relook at my school schedule for the rest of this year and adjust to account for this time we have lost and know that we will get it made up eventually. Or maybe, I need to crack down and be strict in our days and our schedule. How do you handle these times? Any advice? I would love some!
Thank you for listening and letting me ramble,