Giving Myself a Break

If you know me personally, you know that I border on being a compulsive type A personality. I think, however, that homeschooling is really showing me the benefit (scrath that, the necessity) of slowing down once in a while. We have been schooling faithfully since the end of July. We have logged 30 days on our attendance roster, so today we are taking the day OFF!

Our holiday weekend was spent with family at the lake. It was such a wonderful time and I came home very relaxed. There's lots to do around the house. You know the drill - laundry, cleaning, grocery shopping. I declared today a work day to get all of that accomplished. Plus, I give piano lessons this afternoon, so it will be a busy day.

Initially I felt guilty about this, but then I reminded myself of a lifelong pattern I have of pushing myself to achieve. Yes, I feel like this trait has gotten me where I am today, but I also want to enjoy where I am today and not stress my kids out by being a slave to the schedule. Isn't that one of the reasons we took them out of school?

This is one of those times when I see just how new we are at homeschooling - I'm still justifying taking a Tuesday off. Oh well, with experience comes wisdom.

Better get going - it's almost 8 a.m. and my little ones aren't out of bed (which shows me they needed the sleep). It's a beautiful morning out there and I'm going to drink my coffee on the deck. Back to school tomorrow, you know!
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