Before we started homeschooling, I had these grandiose visions for what I thought our homeschool would look like. Despite the fact that I know my children and the kinds of things they enjoy and don’t enjoy, I still thought that our days would be filled with poetry and art and wonder. That just didn’t happen, despite all of my best plans.
Do you have a vision for your homeschool that just isn’t working out like you thought it would? Are you working so hard to always do more that you can never enjoy what’s going on right now?
I’m sharing my story of what I thought our homeschool would be like versus what my kids actually wanted it to be like, and how I came to terms with that. I hope that it will help you think on what really works for your family, and which plans are better left as ideas, rather than put into action.
This episode is just under eight minutes long, so that makes it a perfect quick listen while you’ve got some down time, while you’re straightening around the house, or just part of an errand that you need to run anyway. I know your time is valuable, so I like to keep it short and to the point!
Oh, and one quick note. Seriously – I know it’s really Washington Crossing the Delaware. I don’t know why I said the Potomac in this episode. So, there you go. I just wanted you to know that as soon as I listened back to it, I thought, “What did I just say?” LOL But, I apparently didn’t worry about it enough to go re-record that part.
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