Keepin’ it Real – The Tuesday Edition

It would be lovely if I could share with you tonight great words of wisdom and inspiration. I could probably make a really good attempt at faking a perfect portrait of homeschool bliss.

Now, I won’t lie. I love my life. I love that I have the opportunity to homeschool my children. Twenty years from now, I will not regret this time devoted to my children.

But let’s be real. Today, while trying to do math with Hannah, Martha was in a fussy, clingy, mommy is all mine mood. So as we were trying to go over math, Martha wiggled her way in between us and laid on top of the math book.

At some point, my house became very ill and threw up all over my dining room floor. Legos, books, papers and dirty socks were everywhere.

“Fear not, for I am with you.

Be not dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you,

Yes, I will help you,

I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

I discovered that someone hasn’t been keeping up with her school assignments. Which means that I haven’t been checking in the way I should. Ahem.

I still haven’t located my desk. If you find it, please let me know.

Yet another pencil sharpener has bit the dust.

And Sarah, adorable as she is, was not in the mood to practice her reading today. I called it a review lesson and cut it short. I did not have the mental clarity to push through today.

I wasn’t alone. A certain someone didn’t have the mental clarity to complete a math lesson but the doodling on the paper is most outstanding. Coming soon to a gallery near you. Sure.

Fellow homeschool mom… not grow weary. There are going to be new mercies in the morning. Math will there tomorrow, too. And that laundry? Yeah, it is waiting, too. Let’s rejoice in those new mercies and tell the laundry who is boss.

I have a plan for tomorrow. I’m going to read “just one more chapter”, I’m going to let our nature walk last five minutes longer and I’m going to pass the chocolate while we conquer fractions.

“being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1: 6

8 thoughts on “Keepin’ it Real – The Tuesday Edition

  1. Beautiful and wise words! Today, my school has revolted in honour of their father’s birthday. I am allowing creativity to reign over math and reading while they make gifts to shower their daddy in love. I am trying NOT to think about my nice little schedules for their work getting all out of whack-it isn’t important in the long run, right?

  2. Been there, still there, LOL. It is totally worth it but there are days when it feels like hard work with little reward, doesn’t it? My eight are 6 boys 2 girls ages 12 years down to 2 months. Today was the “copywork is so hard and I’m dragging it out for 10 minutes instead of doing it in three” day for my Kindy boy. And the baby was awake more than he slept, so in my arms of course. The 1 year old enjoyed taking all the books from the shelves. Repeatedly. So I finally just left them and stepped around the pile each time I passed. We got the school work done, did lunch and quiet time, and they’ve been outside ever since. Hooray for cooler weather!
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  3. I loved this post! I especially loved the line “my house became very ill and threw up” oh my word. YES! I love the idea of a keeping it real post. If you make this a weekly meme/link up. Let me know. I’d love to participate! I know there was a reason I loved you, it’s cause you’re real 😀
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