Today is one of my favorite types of days. It’s a dreary, rainy, cold school day. But inside my little house, it’s warm! I don’t typically like dreary days, but I do like them sometimes on a school day. Everyone seems a little more relaxed and able to focus better.
I’ve realized this week that due to my having the flu and strep throat for over a month that our school calendar will have to be shifted around a bit. But, that is ok. That is one of the great things about homeschool, we have the ability to move things when needed. Now, please don’t think that for over a month we haven’t done school. That is far from the truth! Even with the swine flu, I managed to teach. Not every day, but even on those days, the kids did manage to get some things accomplished on their own.
But, even more important, they learned how to pull together. To make sure things were getting done. Did they do them perfectly? Nope. But, that’s ok. The point is they tried and I’m proud of them for that. My oldest daughter made sure there was supper each night and that everyone ate lunch and the dog was fed. My son did what was asked of him. My youngest, well, she was sick with me, so she kept me company with lots of snuggle time.
The point of this is that sometimes when we make the best plans, life just happens and we have to roll with it. During the whole ordeal, I was so completely frustrated. I felt like my house was falling apart and that we’d never get it back together. But, slowly and surely, we’re putting everything back together and I refuse to stress out about it or at least try not to.