Monday, October 15, 2018

Adjusting to the new normal...

If you had told me, even half a year ago, that I would learn to love homeschooling, I would have told you that you were crazy.

I clearly remember the first week, when both my kids were in full-day school, and I had actual time to myself. I loved that time. I loved my work, I was in shape, I felt good. But, Ellie was not being pushed to reach her potential, and change needed to happen.

I may have lost all my "me" time, and I miss it, but the reward to seeing her thriving is undeniable! Although I often reach the end of my patience by the end of the day, every morning I am grateful that we have another day to spend together, exploring the world together.

Today, after we drove Jakob to school, had done our chores, and after her tutoring, we decided to go on a Colour Hunt nature walk. We needed a few groceries, too, so we packed our bags, and went out into the incredible October sunshine. I have needed days like today, and the weekend. When the sun is shining, and the air is crisp, it's hard not to feel grateful for what we have.

Ellie was a superstar colour finder! We started with red, and worked our way through ROY G. BIV (plus PINK!). 

Jason's been working a lot lately, and is on a business trip this week, so I'm flying solo with the kids. I'm glad both kids have their activities, where I can catch up on what needs to be done, and plan ahead for what I'm able to. I am SO grateful the school has hot lunches twice a week. I can't even tell you how awesome that is!

Now, if only I could carve out some exercise time, that would be amazing. 

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