Thinking out loud: where IS that school bus??

My homeschooling morning has been pretty rough today.

Without going into great detail, suffice it to say that my youngest child and only student at home now had a MOMENT today of epic proportions {okay, more like a LONG series of moment strung together in rapid succession 😒}

Her 9th grade self was NOT happy that I was strongly encouraging making her read at the pace I set and not at her own {self-determined} pace. And she complained how it wasn’t fair that she couldn’t be done with her work early, like by lunch, because of my lesson plans for her. Aaaanndd…there were a couple more displeasures to be expressed.

Yall feeling me?

Now mind you, she is my THIRD and last child to homeschool, and I am not new to this behavior, for the most part. Yet today, it made me want to wrap things up, for good, and take early retirement as a homeeducator. I was about done. Where was that school bus that would come get her??

Has anybody else felt this way?

This is the end of my 14th year of homeschooling. By Gods mercy and wisdom, I have graduated one, who is now a freshman in college. Our second transitioned to a local public high school and is currently a junior and doing very well.

I’ve done this, I can do this. But in that moment, I felt a weight of failure. Why? Not because she was distraught, really, but because I just thought we would be past some of this already.

Homeschooling is not for the faint of heart. It is also very different for each student, each child. I thought that since I was on my 3rd and last, that it would be a veritable slide to the finish line.

WRONG.

The journey with this child, like with the two before her, is full of it’s own twists and turns. There are challenges unique to this journey with her.

I cannot coast, thinking that “I got this.” Nope. I have to pray and trust God, ask for His wisdom and creativity and sensitivity. There has got to be more fun, hugs, correction,  laughter, direction, and learning.

You know, now that I say that, it sounds like these next 3 years will be good, really good. We will grow and take these twists and turns together.

I doubt that there will be a need for that yellow school bus to stop by our house.

Unless…

Just kidding ;-D  We will finish this thing strong, by His grace!

Here’s to completing the journey,

Dee

 

 

 

12 Replies to “Thinking out loud: where IS that school bus??”

  1. Hugs to you. Whether they’re at school or home, there are rough days.
    Our boy loves public pre-k and being around a lot of friends. (Only kids thrive on this!)
    But he’d like the school day to be shorter. He has a huge problem with quiet time and has already done the math to figure out that the days would be 50 minutes shorter if they cut out naps.
    “Mommy, you could pick me up at 1:30 if they got rid of naps!”

  2. Hugs to you. Whether they’re at school or home, there are rough days.
    Our boy loves public pre-k and being around a lot of friends. (Only kids thrive on this!)
    But he’d like the school day to be shorter. He has a huge problem with quiet time and has already done the math to figure out that the days would be 50 minutes shorter if they cut out naps.
    “Mommy, you could pick me up at 1:30 if they got rid of naps!”

    1. Thanks Joyce 😉 and I love AJ’s logic! He has such character and personality ❤️

  3. Hugs to you. Whether they’re at school or home, there are rough days.
    Our boy loves public pre-k and being around a lot of friends. (Only kids thrive on this!)
    But he’d like the school day to be shorter. He has a huge problem with quiet time and has already done the math to figure out that the days would be 50 minutes shorter if they cut out naps.
    “Mommy, you could pick me up at 1:30 if they got rid of naps!”

    1. Thanks Joyce 😉 and I love AJ’s logic! He has such character and personality ❤️

  4. Hugs to you. Whether they’re at school or home, there are rough days.
    Our boy loves public pre-k and being around a lot of friends. (Only kids thrive on this!)
    But he’d like the school day to be shorter. He has a huge problem with quiet time and has already done the math to figure out that the days would be 50 minutes shorter if they cut out naps.
    “Mommy, you could pick me up at 1:30 if they got rid of naps!”

    1. Thanks Joyce 😉 and I love AJ’s logic! He has such character and personality ❤️

  5. #BecauseofCHRIST, y’all Got THIS!!!

    1. Absolutely no other way I would, Connie! Truth.

  6. #BecauseofCHRIST, y’all Got THIS!!!

    1. Absolutely no other way I would, Connie! Truth.

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