I wasn't so sure by how things started this morning....
We were all up early (normal for my children). I even got a good bit of time alone and was ready to greet each of the children with smiles and hugs. But from that point, it's like I was the only one trying to move us forward into the day.
For a little bit, it got quite intense--or, perhaps I should say, I got intense. I'm proud to say that I didn't throw too much of a temper-tantrum (you know how we momma's do)!! It just didn't make sense to me why each of my dear ones just didn't want to "get on" with things.
I was again reminded that although I have a schedule in place, it is not the boss of us or what's needed on a particular day. We made it through breakfast and morning chores. Nothing major happened because we got started with our learning time at 11:30am. The children stayed engaged. After lunch we had quiet time and ended our time as a group with our story (History).
When Daddy got home each of the children took turns sharing with him about our day. (I find this time good for me because I get to hear, from their perspective, what they've learned, what they enjoyed and how they saw our time together.)
All this just confirms that I am indeed blessed to have these three wonderful people in my life. Yes, they know me so well that they're able to push many of my buttons. But they also know how to make me smile, make me laugh! I'm also reminded that this time together is about going with the flow of our life.
And so it goes....
Happy Home Learning!