Tuesday, January 25, 2011
A Day in the Life
The beautiful days of quiet rhythms. The hush of early morning productivity. The year in, year out steady march of progress. Do you wistfully wonder how to transform your home into this wonder-land of peace and earnest learning?
You won’t learn how from me.
We have spent the past year in survival mode. Pregnancy (which I’m afraid I didn’t handle gracefully), a newborn, illnesses, and a husband whose work routine changed drastically challenged my notions of what a homeschool day ‘should’ look like. Add in three young, extroverted, physical boys, and quiet anything was all but impossible.
I have embraced the concept of life seasons. It is counterproductive for me to dream of days that belong in a season other than the one I’m in.
After a period of letting go of expectations and riding the waves of life, we are using the freshness of a new year to move into a season of more focused academics.
We spend Monday mornings at our Classical Conversations group, and the rest of our week we spend learning at home. As our rhythm has yet to find a steady beat, I’ll share a specific day rather than a general routine.
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