I knew it was going to be hard.
3 kids, 3 different lessons, all of them with questions. All of them coming from my own womb, hence, each thinking their question is THE most important that anyone could ever produce. And it needs to be answered NOW.
And in the meantime I feel like I am being pecked to death by ducks.
Add braces for El Presidante and I’m ready to wave the white flag.
But I won’t. Scout camp is next week, which knocks it down to just 2 kids wanting my attention. And we all know that 3 kids is a world away from 2 kids.
So we sojourn on.
I’m a huge fan of summer work, and showing my kids how to think stuff out and being their teacher. But I honestly have NO idea how homeschoolers do it. Especially all year. Especially once it gets into hard stuff. I mean, I’m doing algebra with Conner and I’m having to use brain cells that haven’t been used in a LONG time. I actually preferred to let those brain cells hibernate another long while, possibly forever.
So, for any of you, what are some successful lesson tips. We do a group activity at the end, and I do ask them to go on if they have a question and I will get back to them, but it just seems like it’s neverending.
My main tip is to get up early, and try to center yourself before it all starts. Life gets crazy and in order to be on top of it I need a plan and be able to not lose my peanuts on anyone who says mom 42 times in a row.
I just need to say “yes sweetie”, and smile. I don’t have to smile inside though, that’s just too much to ask.