Friday, April 12, 2013

Slow Down Busy Moms

It's spring (even though the weather is hardly showing it!) and that usually brings a certain rush to life. We're nearing the end of school, at least for a little break, and I always feel the guilt of "hurry up and finish" when it comes to school work. The Busy Homeschool Mom recently posted about this. I quickly forget one of the greatest assets to homeschooling...going at a pace that fits my child and focusing on the relationships. Is it really going to matter if Anna doesn't finish her science curriculum until June instead of May? I forget to have fun with learning sometimes! So we spend 2 weeks on a lesson instead of 1...that's okay! Today, instead of doing what I had planned for history (basically just "lecturing"), I found a documentary on the USS Dwight D Eisenhower. Im pretty sure we *both* learned more and enjoyed it more this way! And now, when there are dishes piled up (because I forgot to start the dishwasher last night), and laundry to fold, and a dozen other things I really need to get done, all Isaac wants to do is have me push him on the swing. Only me. Not Anna or Bubba, only Mama. And I'm reminded again, these days are flying by so quickly. I blinked and Anna is almost in 3rd grade! My baby is not a baby anymore...not even close. Jacob will be 6 this summer! Eeek!!! So this afternoon, the dishes are still in the sink, the laundry is still waiting, the house is still messy from a day of learning and playing. And that's okay because Isaac insists, "Ma, eww bush meee!!"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am with you! And it's ok, it's your home. One of the things that stick with me at the homeschool conference is to take the moments to enjoy your children. It's the fun things and the time you gave them that they will remember the most...not your empty sink or spotless floors, not even the correct grammar that you teach them. There is a blessing in being busy with our children esp. when they are young. Be blessed.