Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Life Happens, But So Does Home Schooling

This has been quite a busy fall & winter for us... besides home schooling, we've been house-hunting, house-buying, packing, moving, unpacking and settling in to our new place. Oh, and did I mention that meanwhile I was in my first trimester of pregnancy?

If you've ever thought to yourself that you may want to do all those things at once, let me be the first to tell you that you MAY prefer to do otherwise, but if that's how life happens, it's ok. :)

Just for kicks I thought I'd share with you our "daily schedule"...

See how well-planned that is? You may be thinking that I've got it really together, but in that case you'd be wrong. We have yet to do ONE day by the schedule I so thoughtfully made before starting our school year. But somehow school happened anyway. And I'm thankful it did.

If we weren't home schooling, our home-buying process would've been WAY more stressful since various setbacks changed our would-be move-in date from August to November, which would've resulted in our little guy changing schools only a couple months into Kindergarten.  Besides that, he would've missed out on a lot of play dates with friends, a day-time bible class we join (a couple home schooled teen girls teach a class for the little ones while the moms have our bible study), visiting Dad at work, visiting his grandparents during the perfect fall weather and enjoying the Pumpkin Patch and Wild Animal Park minus the crowds, Day out with Thomas the Train, and behind-the scenes tours of Auntie Anne's Pretzels and Braum's Dairy Farm with our other home schooling friends. Most of all I think he'd miss getting to romp around with his brother, hunt roly polies, build forts, play super heroes, and go exploring.

I know I'd miss our "big talks," little snuggles, and hearing his lunch time prayers too. Besides, how can a class room compete with this???