As the beginning of the school year approaches, it seems there is significantly more to do to get ready. I am learning to focus and trying to keep an open mind and remember that EVERYTHING does not have to happen. I have planned well and am ready. But I must remember that just because I have scheduled something, does not mean IT has to be done..today or this week or at all.
In addition to school starting there have been some added bumps in the road but I am viewing them as bumps and not detours or set backs... just bumps. My husband was injured at work last month, and thankfully he will have surgery this week (the "first" day of school). However, as I am the teacher, school can start a day or two late. Not like the kids will mind, and since the "principal" is my husband I don't think he will be upset either. :)
Although our son is not yet sold on the home-school idea, both kids are excited about school starting. We keep telling our son that once he sees ALL the fun things we will do that "regular" school does not do, he will like it. Great Expectations anyone??
Then there is the surgery our son will undergo in 2 weeks; in which he will be "out of school" for a week. So needless-to-say, the next 1 1/2 of school will be getting used to the idea of school and getting some habits put in place in preparation for SCHOOL to start.
I have high hopes for this year; but mostly I am excited at the prospect of all the great things we will learn and enjoy together in a way that will leave cherished memories for all. Here's to learning: it is only dull when you stop.