Today is our first day back at school and I am so ready. I have all of the schedules ready for the month and that way there can be no questions on what needs to be done. I have even made a note at the bottom of each one that says “Any work NOT completed during the week WILL BE completed on Saturday!” If they fail to complete the work on Saturday they simply get a big fat goose egg for that assignment. No more nice mom/teacher. It is crunch time and they need to realize that.
I remember that I hated school. I had trouble learning and no one in public school took the time to help those who needed it. My parents were always too busy so I just did what I had to do to get by. Sometimes I barely made it by. I tell the girls that story almost daily, because I don’t want that to happen to them. I have learned so much by teaching the girls. Things I never knew that I could do before. I am doing English and I love it. In school I hated it with a passion. So this homeschool journey has not only been for the girls, but for me as well. I have learned to love subjects that I never thought I would. I even love math. Dh is the same way. He hated school. I would have loved to be able to have stayed home with my mom and do the things that the girls and I do. It has made such a strong bond between us. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Now, tomorrow on our second day my feelings may have changed from feeling sappy to furious. We shall see. 🙂