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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

But I Don't Want to do School!


Okay Girlfriends~ A little confession time. I don't want to do school! I don't want to do school! I don't want to do school! And the worst part about this confession is that I am the teacher! It's that time of year again to get homeschool under way. Usually I look forward to this time of year and getting everybody back into a schedule and actually doing their chore lists and enriching their young brains plus the regular teeth brushings, but for some reason it just snuck up too quick on me this year. Hmmmm.... what is all this talk about unschooling anyway??! I'm kidding Mom! :)) The public school raised side of me still insists on daily sit down time for reading, writing and arithmetic times 5. Besides all those piano scales, times 5. I have by no means felt a calling to do anything different as far as the education of our children goes, but my own lazy self would rather be out doing the umpteen projects that need to get done around here than learn the communicative and symmetric rules of algebra or learning about indefinite pronouns or interrogative adjectives. I just can't recall the last time I actually used those things on a goat farm here in the middle of Wisconsin. Okay, okay, okay.... whine, whine, whine. For the good of these little dumplings and society as a whole we are plugging away and have delved both feet first into our school schedule again. We have a range of kindergarten to high school this year. Anybody who wants to volunteer to listen to children reading are more than welcome at our house! There is nothing like repetition and lots and lots of good books. Over and over again!
No t-h is not "tuh-hah", it's /th/~ bang head, bang head, bang head...... I'll be okay, I really will. Tomorrow I'll brew the coffee a bit stronger and say another prayer. Maybe we'll have to take a week for shop class if the sun ever shines again. Written while under the influence of being an overtired Mom:))))

7 comments:

Teresa said...

your posts can always make me smile;)

Amy said...

I am right there with you. I am kicking and stomping my feet in a full blown tantrum about it being school time.

Sonja said...

Ditto here. Now that we're finally into it, I'm feeling a bit better. We did make some changes which has been a huge relief to me. Mostly, handing over more responsibility to my young teens and nixing some tedious busy work I was doing. Hang in there! It'll come. :)

Brenda said...

These are days you will cherish when the kids are all grown up. My daughter ( whom I homeschooled ) is now homeschooling her 2 sons. I cherish the memories and still remember the days I just wanted to pull my hair out in frustration! :D

Hang in there ... one day at a time.

The Johansen Family said...

No, "th" is not "T-Huh" cracked me up. I have a daughter who is constantly sounding it out that way "T-Huh". Some days I want to pull my hair out too!!! LOL

That Crazy Family said...

This time of unschooling has been good for all of us but Father is leading us back to a new season of schooling and Im finding myself a bit hesitant. Im glad that Im not the only one!

Mrs. Trixi said...

I have to confess, I am so with you on this. I would much rather be outside doing anything else around the farmette.