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I think I’ve said in the majority of my homeschool blog posts so far that I don’t have much of a plan. We’re just going with the flow and seeing where our day takes us. I do have a rough idea of things I’d like to get to each day, but that’s pretty much it. Can I confess though, that I get nervous when I read about homeschool routines. Moms that have the days planned out to the minute. A time for everything in their day.
What if I’m making a horrible mistake doing it this way? But then today I read something that eased my mind a bit. It was a homeschool mom talking about her very scheduled day and how she loves having more of a separation of their “regular” day from their “homeschool” day. And I am glad if that works for her, truly I am. But my desire is so different. I just want days. And nights. And learning all the time. I don’t want relief when the learning portion of our day is done, because learning will just be a happy part of our entire day.
Do I sound crazy? I might. This feels wild and crazy. But it also feels right for us.
Today, for example, was a hodgepodge of things that would probably make the most structured homeschooler squirm.
We got a lazy start and ended up eating tater tots in bed while we watched Lilo & Stitch. The whole gang joined us.
Wyatt told me a knock-knock joke:
This set off a knock-knock joke googling marathon. We giggled for so long. Even at the really dumb ones. Probably mostly at the really dumb ones.
We did some lessons on ABC Mouse and Wyatt checked on his digital hamsters: Cuzzy, Fuzzy, and Cluzzy. He’s never allowed to name a real animal. Ever.
A little while later and he fell asleep mid-sentence on my bed. I still subscribe to the belief that you don’t wake a sleeping baby, even if they are almost 6 years old. So he slept while I worked, and then it was time for soccer.
After sweating through 45 minutes of soccer (I’m talking about me. How close are you, crisp Fall weather? Come find me) we headed to Walmart to buy essentials like toothpaste and Snickers and take-and-bake pizza because that’s as close to cooking as anyone was getting tonight. He picked watermelon toothpaste, because that’s his favorite fruit. And a Super Mario toothbrush with a spinning head, because it’s just like mine. I mean, mine just says Oral-B on it so it’s not quite as cool, but excuse me how cute that he wants a toothbrush like his mom. I think a little more of my heart just thawed.
At home I asked him what he wanted to learn, and he said how to build Legos. I think he’s figuring out how to game this system. And I thought I’d be sneaky by telling him, ok, you have to pick 20 Legos and build me something cool. That was like 2 hours ago. He’s currently sitting on the floor behind me still building. Pretty sure he never counted 20 Legos. It’s okay, we’ve always got tomorrow.
Tell me, how was your day?
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