Sunday, September 6, 2015

The first week...

Ah...the first week.
We started school last week. We are busy next week so I thought I would try it out.
The kids were crazy!  No structure.  No organization.  PJ's in the afternoon and TV on when it shouldn't have been.  It was not a good week.
I was snappy.  I was cranky.  I was overwhelmed.
This was our first week after a summer of fun.  Lazy.  Busy.
You would think after 9 years of homeschooling I would remember that the dreaded first week will not be the glowing turnout that I had hoped.
All of our books lined up in neat rows.  Curriculum in order and pencils sharpened.
We need to give ourselves some slack.  It will not be like this all year.  We hope.  Things will settle down and we will find our groove that we left back in the spring.  We will find our groove.  We always do.
The kids will learn.  We will again sit and have a coffee without getting it spilled onto our lap.  We will have other thoughts other than school and helping them succeed.  We will grow.  They will grow.  They always do.
Yes, this post is jumbled.  It is the first week after all.