I’ve been striving to get my mojo back this past month with homeschooling.
Our time on vacation last month has made staying on schedule a challenge. I tend to be a little driven about staying on task, but who could say no to Mickey Mouse?
Being task oriented probably won’t ever change about me. And yet, every once in a while I hear a little voice within me say, “Whoa, kid! Slow down”.
These last few weeks in our homeschool have been a struggle to check off all the daily boxes. I can feel myself pushing to reach the summer finish line on time. All sorts of little things have cropped up to interfere with our getting a full week’s assignments completed within the week.
I think there is a lesson in these situations for me.
I had to take my son to the doctor yesterday to get a prescription for a lingering cold. That meant two more hours lost of our school week. I could feel some tension seeking to take root.
I had to stop myself from stressing to ask, “What is the need of this hour?”. What small step could I take right then to better our situation?
I took a deep breath, made myself a cuppa tea, and sat with my son to teach him about Lewis and Clark exploring the Louisiana Territory. I resigned to not worry about anything else. We read about two men and their companions undaunted by the wilderness, charting it for what would be the expansion of a nation. And not missing the opportunity to tell my son that it has been said that Clark is one of his ancestors from my Father-in-Law’s side of the family. My Father-in-Law gave each of our kids a set of commemorative coins of this journey years ago before they could appreciate them. We brought them out for a look.
It is important that we don’t miss the education for the sake of task completion. Taking one step at a time, not stressing, and just being faithful has us finally all caught up!
Sweet relief, I tell you!
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