The good thing about homeschooling is that I have virtually total control over our schedule. The bad thing about homeschooling is that I have virtually total control over our schedule.
Thanksgiving is tomorrow, so my brain is slowly slipping away from Math-U-See videos and Sight Word Bingo to gluten-free gravy recipes and a maple-glazed turkey. But that’s okay, I figure, because if we lag behind then we’ll make it up later or tack on an extra hour a day until we’re back on track. See? Total control.
I’ve also started thinking more about Christmas presents for the boys and have decided that we’re going to choose experience over stuff and quality over quantity. I’m eyeballing a few Lego sales and buying the new Llama Llama book (because that series is the best!), and wondering if I’ll ever find the Smokey Pillow Pet for less than 30 bucks. We’ll put up some Christmas decorations this weekend but hold off on cutting down the tree for another couple of weeks so it’s alive and fresh when my family arrives next month.
It’s not lost on me that last year’s holidays were somber and a little lonesome, following Brenda’s passing and our cross-country separation. I’m resolved to make this year more memorable and special with a little creativity and appreciation for the little things.
I think I’ll start by muddling through two math lessons and then officially declaring our the start of our Thanksgiving holiday. Sound good?