A Much Needed Break part 2

I spend a lot of time talking about the busy-ness of being a homeschool mom.  This week I have read several posts by some of my favorite fellow-bloggers that have made me stop and think about that.  I spend so much time rush rush rushing and worry worry worrying.  We all do it.  We have so much to accomplish and only a few years of our kids’ childhoods to succeed.  But yesterday I read a wonderful article by Cristina at A Homeschool Mom called Am I Fun?  And it got me thinking.

Oliver Twist and its study guide aside, we are on Fall Break.  And so far I haven’t done anything fun with my kids.  I’ve worked on school stuff, cleaned in preparation for Thanksgiving, planned my Thanksgiving meal, ran errands, and done myriad other things that didn’t involve interacting with my children.  Of course, we are having an early winter here (though thankfully nothing like the poor souls in Buffalo), and we’re kinda locked in the house by snow and freezing temps.  So field trips are kinda out of the question (because, I admit, I am a hermit in winter.  I do not like the cold).  But I want to slow down today, take some time to just have fun with my kids.

So today I’m going to make a suggestion.  Slow down.  Look at your kids.  Don’t just remember why you’re doing all the various things you’re doing, but stop doing them.  And take a few minutes to just have fun.  With them.  You’ll all be better off than worrying about whether they have their multiplication tables down or not.  Personally, I’m going to go have a Saving Mr. Banks/Mary Poppins marathon with my Littles, snuggled under blankets on the couch.  And I’m not even going to lecture about the life of a writer, how good the Mary Poppins actual books are or anything else school-related.  I’m going to make popcorn.  For breakfast.   And when it hurts my stomach because I’m too old for that, I’m not going to complain.  I’m just going to have fun with these two wonderful, amazing, awe-inspiring boys while I still can.

Oliver Twist will be there tomorrow.  He’ll be there in a decade.  My Littles won’t.  At least, they won’t be little anymore.

Thanks, Cristina.

Love wins,

KT

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sasha
    Dec 02, 2014 @ 04:02:19

    Love this!!

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  2. storiesofourboys
    Nov 30, 2014 @ 20:33:20

    Such an excellent post! I have thought this so many times. Wait a minute. I’m doing all this stuff, but am I spending time with my precious children, or just cooking for them and planning their lessons? Oh, the balance! Thanks for the reminder. I will go rock my one-year-old now. 🙂

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