Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Back To It

School has re opened in our house!

I was quite anxious about starting back to the schooling.  I'd spent rather too many moments last week trying to figure out how on earth I was going to find the time, while remaining sane and not turning grey. How would I manage it?  I talked it all through with hubby, explaining what challenges I thought I'd have and expressed rather exasperatedly that I didn't know how I'd manage and to please forgive me in advance if a home cooked dinner didn't make it to the table one evening.  He was very understanding and said that he has it easy going off to work everyday and that he wished he could help me. (so blessed to have such a caring husband!)  I told him that he does by encouraging me and by not putting pressure on me to have everything just perfect and dinner on the table as soon as he walks in the door! (I put enough pressure on myself to achieve those things without anyone's help!) I find talking through my concerns with my husband usually so helpful, but on this occasion I think I just needed to get on and do it before my concerns could be diffused.

It is now day 3 of being back to school and I can gladly report that I was needlessly worrying last week.  So far it has all gone very smoothly and we've managed to fit it all in during baby's naps.  I am continually thankful that she is a very good and placid little lady,which makes it all a whole lot easier than it could be.  :O)
I don't think I'm going to have as much time for visiting people as I used to for a little while, but that's okay - the investment of home educating is of so much value and this stage, in the long run, is not a very long one.   At the moment I have to do 1 on 1 teaching as neither of the boys are at the point of me being able to set them work and leave them to get on with it while I help the other one. Once I am able to do this (and I'm hopeful that it isn't too far of as Caden is well on his way to competent reading.) I should have a bit more time to 'play' with. 

I have to say that I am very proud of Caden since returning back to school work.  He has a personal struggle with procrastination when it comes to school work, which he'd admit himself. However, since starting back to school this week, he has been doing amazingly.  He has carried on with his work when I've had to leave the room to sort Rosina out and has done his work in a timely fashion (even his Math! lol).  I'm so, so proud of him, as this really does not come naturally to him.  This beautiful new attitude which is emerging will also help me with trying to integrate the 2 boys doing their school work at the same time. 


  1. Well done, glad it is working out :D

  2. So glad it is going well for you. We decided to pull Alexa out of public school and start homeschooling ourselves. We just finished our first week. I too was needlessly worrying. Isn't our God good to meet us in our need :)

  3. O wow Amy! That's so exciting (and scary I'm sure). I'm so glad your 1st week went well - we do indeed serve a good God who meets all our needs.