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by , 08-29-2012 at 09:50 AM (2986 Views)
What to do When LIFE Interrupts Your Home School Schedule
by Jamie

Sure, I was doing it right... I had all my ducks in a row. I was ready, had my books ordered, my classroom ready, school supplies purchased, and even my schedule completed... SMOOTH...

At least that's what I thought. Who knew I'd end up with pneumonia the week we were supposed to start homeschooling? Well, I sure didn't and thoughts of not starting when I had planned aggravated me to death. I know, I know... I hear it all the time - I need to relax a bit... but if you only knew the incredible OCD ancestors (for those of you who don't know what OCD is - it's Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) that I come from you'd know I've come along way.

Anyway, with all the time I had on my hands this week to think I realized that I was letting tradition and other people's expectations stress me out. Here's a few things that I had to remind myself while I was fighting off anxiety attacks from this LIFE interruption...

1) Relax... this is WHY you homeschool. Life happens and tomorrow we can pick up the pieces.
2) You have the freedom to adjust your schedule to meet YOUR family's needs.
3) Have your children do work that they know how to do without your help - Time4Learning!!
4) When things like this happen, it gives the family opportunity to really flex it's muscles. Everyone has to learn how to take up the slack from the one who is sick. We have to learn how to adjust and work together in new ways.
5) Finally... God has a purpose for everything...even sickness. Though I can't see the why... He can. Maybe my children needed an extra week of review lessons before they started something new?

I am finally starting to feel better... and TOMORROW our homeschool will have its "second" chance to start... hopefully on even better footing!

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  1. MamaToHerRoo's Avatar
    Jamie,
    Just reset the clock, don't call it a "second" chance, do an internal adjust and start with a clean slate this week, no regrets, no shoulda,coulda,wouldas. Homeschool begins at your house THIS week! Glad you are feeling better