• Jena

Don’t hit "publish"

Updated: Mar 16, 2020

Lately I’ve been writing posts, letting them get published and then eliminating them from eternity.

It’s like I have a lot to say, but then I second guess myself and “delete” the post a few hours after it is up. So, if you are wondering what is going on around here, so am I. I can’t seem to get my thoughts to line up with my audience.

Or I can’t find an audience for my thoughts! That’s it! It’s like I should go searching for a specific audience of people who enjoy my disjointed, disgruntled attitude that comes out in a reactionary negativity. Oh joy!

Now that I’ve got that out of the way, I think I’ll tell you what I’ve been doing lately.

Are you ready? I’ve been planning the next year’s school schedule for the kids. Except that next year’s schedule only includes four children. As you know, we’re launching this kid.

It seems odd. For so long, I’ve been planning all of the academics for James, and next year someone else will be in charge of it. I will not be able to breathe down his neck, checking to see if he is ready for school the next day. (Not that he let me do this)

And our other kids? Well, one child wants to take the maximum amount of classes that are offered for her grade level.

Another kid is happy with whatever I have planned for him.

Another kid would be perfectly content with four gym classes and two lunch periods.

And the little one says, “Do I like my schedule?” And I say, “Yes, you do. You really like your schedule.” And she says, “Yes, I like my schedule..” But then again, she’s in kindergarten. Her toughest class is going to be “Amazing Animal Science”, followed by Art, Fabric Fun, brownies and around the World with Literature.

One of my boys was given the illustrious choice of either a) attending brownies with his little sister or b) joining the drama club. So, I guess we’ll have a kid in drama, eh?

The other boy was also given the same option as above or joining the math club. So, we’ll have one in the math club.

See how democratic my parenting style is? I’m all about rights. I have the right to decide what you are taking, and you have the right to do it. Easy peasy.

And since I do the job of signing the transcript, I think I’ll take responsibility for getting them into decent classes for next year.

So, that is what a homeschooling mommy’s job is in this style of homeschooling. It’s more like being a logistician than an educator at this phase of the journey. But that’s just fine with me. I’ve worked hard to get this far, so why should I let some school have all the fun of planning this stuff out?

So, that is what I’ve been tackling today. 5 minutes for Mom/ tackle it Tuesday.


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