Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sick Days and Schedules

As much as we shoot for abiding by our schedule there are days where things happen that you can't control, such as today, our oldest is suddenly sick. At least we completed our prayer journal and our english test. I will use this day to get some laundry caught up and enjoy some time just relaxing with the kids. I can remember when our son was in school and he would get sick I would rush to the school to get him and be so worried. I am so thankful that I am able to homeschool them and be here with them when they are sick, sad, or even scared. I never in my wildest dreams thought we would homeschool, I had never even thought about homeschool. I had no clue how anyone would even start at that. Honestly there is such a misconception of homeschool that it turns most people away. I remember reading EVERYTHING I could about homeschool and looking at people who were home schooled and thinking "Wow they are really smart, this may work"! I also felt in my heart that even God would approve, right?! I understand that every family is unique in their own way and have things that work differently for them but for us, this works! I will never act as if its not hard because this is the biggest challenge of my life, aside from being a parent, homeschool is really hard and you have to work a lot as well. So when days like this pop up and I may be frustrated because it strays me from my schedule I am just going to be thankful to God that I am able to be at home with my sick kids and enjoy every moment with them that I can. After all God has Graciously Given them too me Genesis 33:5


  1. Good on you for being able to home school. I tried it with my 2 kids for one year...we were all pretty miserable, sad to say. it just wasn't how it was supposed to be but I would never have known that if I had not tried. ;)
    Hope your sick one is back to 100% soon!

  2. Hi Songbyrd, Its not easy thats for sure!! Not everything works the same for others you know, I think its great that you all recognized that it didn't work and at least you tried. A lot of people stick with something just because they may think its best but in reality there are other options that may work better. I may have to use public or private one day, you never know but for now we love this and it works for us. My son slept until 1:30! I think he is run down and with a cold. This weather is crazy!!! Have a great day!