I did not realize how exhausting this would be! I got home at 6:30 today and I thought I would fall asleep as soon as I finished dinner (which, luckily, my awesome husband had cooked and it was just ready as I walked in the door)! I forced myself to take a shower and then do a couple of things I needed to get done.
I didn't get to check The Boy's math yet, I have been keeping up with everything as they do it, but
today got away from me. I don't have to work a lot, and I am so grateful,
but even just the few hours a day is exhausting! Not to mention that my
job is not an easy one, it's tiring in itself!
My kids are mostly
independent, but I do sit right there with them and we all do some
subjects together. I need to be closeby to answer their questions, I
thought I could do some lesson planning and organization while they do
schoolwork, but it's impossible. I have been trying to print labels for
their notebooks all week!
Don't get me wrong, I am LOVING
homeschooling. It has been awesome watching them learn and knowing
exactly what they are learning. The BEST thing is that I have
absolutely no "mom guilt" anymore. (OK it's only been a few days,
but...) I spend all morning with them teaching them and watching them
learn. Then I get a bit of alone time on my drive to work, I do a job I
really enjoy, a little more alone time on the drive home, eat dinner
with my family, then spend time alone with my husband. It is an awesome balance and I feel so incredibly blessed.
...But I am soooo tired!