Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Longest Day Ever

Oh my word y'all.

We're doing every. single. subject. today and it's 2:30 and we aren't through yet. Well, Sweetheart isn't through anyway. Who knew school would take this long when you do the WHOLE smash?

And OK we didn't get started very early because mama was awake for 3-4 hours last night for no good reason and so I went back to sleep after S left for work. Then we had to run to the grocery store just to have anything to eat for breakfast.

I told you I wasn't exactly prepared this week.

But the good news is, we WILL finish every subject today and the best part is: I MADE A GROCERY LIST. That, my friends, is 50% of the battle. Maybe more.

And so we were all ready to walk out the door and go procure food and let Sweetheart finish school when we got home and then.....

Well, if you can't tell, it is POURING outside. So, we will wait.

And school taking this long wouldn't be a big deal if we just stayed home every day but somehow we have gotten ourselves into too much going this year. I hate that. Mondays and Fridays are home days at least. I really need to look at the calendar and pare down some stuff.

So, how about you? If you homeschool, do you do every single subject every day? How many days a week do you stay home?


  1. We don't do every subject, every day. (Science and History is SORELY lacking here.) And, I try very hard to be home most days because that's the only way we keep to our schedule and on track. But, our fall is so busy with my husband's hunting schedule, so there is always something else to do to get him ready for that. I'm praying we make up for it in the spring.

    So, stay encouraged!! We are just as behind as you! (Really, though, stay encouraged. That's what homeschooling is all about-- flexibility.) :)

  2. I try really, really hard to stay home at least 3-4 days of the school week. Fridays I do errands and then once in a while an extra day during the week. Of course, some weeks it seems like we're running around every single day. That's just really, really hard, and on those weeks, we definitely don't get a full course load in.

  3. First of all, Congratulations!! I enjoy reading your blog, I am a fellow homeschool mom and just had my 4th baby (he is 2 months old). I can relate 100% to your pregnancy symptoms..I was so thankful for my 11 year old daugther helping with everything (homeschool with her 6 year old brother, laundry, picking up, cooking, you name it). It is such a blessing that you have an older daughter, plus it is only preparing her for her own family one day and her heart for serving others.
    As far as schooling, DON'T be so hard on yourself...do what you can! Spend time preparing for the wonderful Blessing you are expecting and when your baby arrives don't try to do school at all. I am speaking from experience, there is a 6 1/2 year gap between my last two & it takes time to get into a groove, but IT IS OKAY! I have only been homeschooling for 2 years and it's a challenge with a newborn, just speaking from our experience. We tried to do school when the baby was 4 weeks, forget it...it took 2 months for us to really start again, and now it's sporadic throughout the day.
    We use Sonlight (except for Bible & Math)...we stay on track, but usually eliminate (if we have life happening) Science, Some of the History, and Language Arts. Bible, Math, Reading happen everyday, for a 4 day week.
    We take one day for errands, piano, appts, etc...
    Take care of yourself & remember this is just a short season of life!

  4. Thank you anonymous! I'm really not being too hard on myself-- we've REALLY been doing the bare minimum! But I feel like in my second trimester we should hit it hard!!! As soon as baby comes, I'm calling summer for 3 months!!! :(

  5. That was supposed to be a smiley face!! :)

  6. We do not do every subject, every day. There are some weeks when we don't get every subject done. I've discovered that it is easier to go with the flow than to swim upstream. If we do 2 chapters in science in a week, and little else, I'm good with that, because there will be weeks we do a lot of math, or other subject. I'm so grateful that our core curriculum (Time4Learning) is so flexible. Congratulations on your addition in the works!


I don't get to talk to a lot of actual grown-ups during the day, so your comments make me really happy! :)