Monday, November 16, 2009

What I thought Homeschooling would be like.

When we began this homeschool adventure we really had no idea what to expect. I thought it would be super organized and structured and we are to some degree but not like I thought. For instance here is the run down for today.

Get up
Eat breakfast
Make Sydney take a bath and wash her hair (she has tons of beautiful hair that tangles and mats like you wouldn't believe).
Devotional time for us together
Reading and reading comprehension
Math (again)

Some of the experts suggest that you spend no more than 20 minutes per subject but seriously it can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours for each task.  Depending on the student on a particular day.  Lately spelling can be especially intense. There are a few tasks she can complete on her own like handwriting but I need to be there with her for everything else.

Housecleaning if we get finished with school on time.

Drive 45 minutes to the Cabela's store in extreme N. Fort Worth where I am picking up my husband who is being dropped off there after a quick business trip to Oklahoma.  We will have to spend at least 1 hour at Cabela's because it is truly an amazing store and hopefully I will remember my camera. We are not hunters or fishermen at our house but this store is amazing.  They also have fudge to die for.  Mom, I will save you some!

Drive 1.5 hours back home because of rush hour traffic


Take Sydney to dance by 7:15

Come home and go to bed.

The rest of the week we are focusing on staying home as much as possible and hopefully my week won't unravel too quickly.

This time of year it is hard not to get side tracked by a cooking or sewing project as well as the dance rehearsals and performances and choir practice and performances at church oh and play dates.  l will post tomorrow about our field trip to Cabela's.  Socialization is not a problem for this girl, in fact it isn't a problem for our entire family.

Now if you will excuse me, I need to go comb out wet, tangled matted hair.  I'm glad all of my neighbors work because this task usually involved screaming and yelling and always the threat of short hair. I find solace in the fact that I have it much easier than my friend Cindy whose daughter has waist length corkscrew curls...please don't think I'm a bad person for thinking that...just putting things into perspective.


  1. Whoever said stay at home mommas don't work their butts off never visited my house or yours!!! I've never been so busy, and I know you are the same. Keep up the good work.

  2. Impressive! I've always respected mamas who homeschool. Stay at home mom is already a job! :)

  3. Laughing over here! And I find solace in the fact that it really doesn't matter how long the hair is - hair drama is always hair drama!!!

    The weeks and days can unravel so fast! And for the next two weeks VERY LITTLE SCHOOL will be accomplished at this homeschooling house!