What do you do when you can’t sleep? Why blog of course. So here I am at 3 A.M. sitting in hubby’s chair with Trixie Belle on the computer. There is not a whole lot that goes through you mind at this time in the morning to write about, then again there is. It seems that sometimes I have such trouble sleeping at night due to all the things that are on my mind like my family, friends, school and church. Lately it seems that it has been mostly church. We are in dire need of a new church, but for some reason we are afraid to step out and try a new one. Isn’t it amazing that something so easy, can be so hard.
I also do a lot of thinking about school. Here I am teaching our two girls who are in 8th and 9th grades and all I can think about is how crappy things are going. So many times I wish I had it to do all over again. There are so many other choices that I would have made differently. One of the things is that I would have used more of a Charlotte Mason method with them. Now I know that it is not too late to do this, but it would have been a lot easier to have started this when they were younger. It seems that school has become no longer fun for any of us. I have got to make some changes before we all go insane. I am just not sure what though. I am currently reading a book about Charlotte’s method and have to say that I am pleased with what I am reading. I like the fact that I can work with the girls together in a lot of subjects. The only one that they can not do together is math. I want school to be fun for all of us. I want the three of us to be together and working together all day. Making memories.
Yes, grades are important to me, but so are my children. I want them to look back someday and remember that mom made school fun. That I didn’t just hand them a book and tell them to complete and assignment and walk away to do other things. I want them to remember that mom took the time to sit down with both of them and discuss life and so many other things. I want them to simply have fun.