Lest you think homeschooling is all sunshine and roses, let me assure you…. it is not.

Oh, there’s plenty of sunshine. And roses. Or in our case, dandelions. Especially in the spring time when the windows and doors are open and recess is an hour and a half long.

But sometimes it’s more like thunderclouds and hail storms. I’m just keeping it real.

Still. I learned a few things.

1.) No matter how many cups of coffee you drink, it doesn’t make things better. But it sure does taste good.
2.) 4 year olds have no concept of “wait until Momma is through helping sister.”
3.) Still.. 4 year olds won’t die if they learn how to say, “Excuse me.” so perhaps we should begin working on that.
4.) 7 year olds would probably benefit from having a book to read while waiting for Momma to finish helping sister or brother.
5.) 9 year olds should move on to the next assignment and come back if Momma is in the middle of a reading lesson with the 7 year old or a tantrum with the 4 year old.
6.) 4 year olds who want to participate in the workbox system should probably be able to pick and choose what number they want to work on even though it’s not in order and drives Momma nuts.
7.) Praying at the beginning of school may not be enough. Maybe in the middle. And an hour later. And pretty much anytime things start going south.

Here’s to a better tomorrow!!

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Hey, y’all! I'm Amber, and I wear many hats: Pastor's wife, marriage advocate, eclectic homeschooler, mother of three, and domestically challenged homemaker--lovin’ life and livin’ deep in the heart of Texas.
I love to write and I hope to use that wisely, to encourage others, and for God’s glory. I seek purpose in the mundane. I want my kids to see God’s fingerprints throughout all of creation, learning, and life. As I teach our children, God is teaching me through this homeschool journey, too. I love Jesus, family, coffee, words, and the color teal.
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