After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Friday, September 17, 2010


I guess it was inevitable.  We've had our first rough day of homeschooling.  All three of us were at fault and the craziness just kept spinning until we all became severely overstimulated by it all.  I don't know what to do in such situations.  Do I stop for the day and try again tomorrow?  I mean, they're young enough that a missed day is no problem at all.  However, I didn't want to do this because I'm afraid that the kids will think that if they're having an off day, they can act up and Mommy will call it quits.  I tried to change tactics and went from more formal bookwork to an art project.  Still here, we failed.  The problem was lack of listening and problems following directions.  Logan wants to please so bad and wants to answer questions correctly to the point that I think it stresses him out and he sometimes spits out answers without really listening to the question.  I'm trying to teach him to stop and think before answering.  I think the next few weeks we will work heavily on art projects involving step by step direction following.  Art, because its not scary (as handwriting sometimes is) and my kids love it.  Plus, its an easy way to add to lessons.  Hopefully we won't fail with the art projects, like we did today, if I get them started on it BEFORE we are all already stressed out.  I'm hoping this was just a bad day.  So far, all the other days have been amazing, so we'll cling to that.  We chilled with some library books on birds and nests (our subject for this week) and all calmed down a bit.  Then we all apologized for our wrongs and agreed to put it behind us and move on with our day.  A good weekend to come and a fresh start on Monday sounds pretty great right now.  So does a night of sewing.  Maybe I can fit that in tonight......................................................................(dreaming)....................................

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like to turned the madness around! You are a GREAT mama and teacher!