Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Back in the Saddle

I'm back in the saddle this week, ladies.  I have just come through one of those spells when life creeps in on all sides and does a real number on our home school.  Have you ever been through that?

I have had a late night trip the ER with one child who had a sky high fever, which was followed up with two other children taken out with a completely separate illness which involved sleeping with a 5-gallon bucket by your bed.  Ugh.  Now, I'm a pretty seasoned home school mom and it takes more than a few sick children to stop school at my house.  I persevered.

But then. . .plumbing problems required the family to clear out of the house while they were repaired.  Several time sensitive errands pressed in with things that could only be done during business hours and before I knew what happened I had lost nearly two weeks!

At this point a slight panic set in.  I began playing the familiar old recordings in my brain, "We'll never get done with school before summer, I'm ruining my children's education, If only I were more organized we could continue to have school through this situation,  Other home school moms could handle this, etc." I told my husband about how school had jumped the tracks and he offered kind reassurance that this short season of demands would soon pass.  Husbands are so good that way.  So rational and compassionate at the same time.

I'm thankful to say that this week I have found myself back in the saddle and it sure does feel good.

So, how are things going in your home school right now?  Are you off the tracks because life side swiped you?  Are things going along swimmingly?  Or is it simply slow and steady wins the race?