What The...?
I am homeschooling Lily.
Bring on the alcohol.

This is crazy. Totally crazy. And yet kinda fun. Despite our best efforts to keep Lily in school, she was missing enough days that it felt unfair for us to expect the teachers to work around our lives. Their jobs are hard enough as it is without us coming and going and not knowing when she'd be able to attend. Besides, right now Lily wants to hunker down and stay home most of the time. (Don't we all?) So it felt like the best option.

For now.

Our long term goal is to get Lily back to school and keep her there, but a season of homeschooling won't kill us. And I admit I was a wee bit too giddy at the teacher supply store yesterday. It was so fun looking at workbooks and curriculum. Being that Lily is my middle child, we've done fifth grade before and I have a pretty good idea what gets covered and what is expected throughout the year. So we got a great 5th/6th grade math book, two social studies books on the American Revolution and Colonial life, and a writing book. Everything else I can supplement, because homeschooling aint cheap. Lily was very distracted by the books on Australia, and I had remind her that's why we go to the library. A lot of reading and projects we can do ourselves just by checking out different books. We are easing into our schedule, doing what Lily can handle. I'm sure there will be days when I am her least favorite person in the world, but we're making the best of a crummy situation.

Hence the alcohol.


Melodie Monberg said...

Keep us posted...I might be stepping into your shoes sooner than I thought as well...

hotflawedmama said...

Good luck!!!! Love and hugs

Chatter said...

I love it! You two are going to love this adventure. I think you'll be a kick butt homeschool mom. Please share all of your tips with the rest of us :)

Vivi said...

Cheers to you. :)

As a girlfriend just recently said about her own crummy situation, "Got lemons? Make lemon vodkas."

Anonymous said...

Homeschooling goes along well with libraries! My sporty young fellas think the library is one of the best places to be!
Also, it is okay to be the "mean" mom - a wise grandmother told me the other day that the "mean" mamas make the best kiddos. :-) I do hope you understand what I'm saying!
Whenever my second dad sees me down in the dumps about troubles with my life, he asks me if it could be any worse. When I say, "NO!", he kindly points out others who have it much worse than I do - and then he presses me to count my blessings - name them one by one - and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.
It is through the fire that God is able to change us - and we can find a place of joy in tribulation.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to sign my name!
Love and love and more love,