As we inch closer to the beginning of our summer and the end of preschool, my self doubt begins to surface. And while we are firm in our decision to do preschool at home next year, I can’t help but second guess myself. I have been thinking, how am I going to possibly have enough time to teach Lucas everything he needs to learn? And if I do this the next year, how will I keep up with the “required learning skills” that the schools teach? I don’t have multiple hours a day to devote solely to one child. What about Nathan? He needs so much stimulation as well. Will the boys be able to work together? Will I run myself crazy carving out time for all the things we need to do? And when/if we have another baby, my time will be even less. How am I going to do this?
But the more I think about it, the more I realize, I don’t need designated hours every day. In fact, I probably need less than an hour a day at this point, as long as I am committed to teaching them, and have kids who want to learn. And Lucas does want to learn, so much that he fires questions at me ALL. DAY. LONG. The question is, how do I make sure he never loses that desire?
But that is for another day…
Last week was a bit crazy. The boys have had colds. I got one too. Then Ryan. Chores were piling up. Next, our fridge was left open overnight, over $100 of groceries went in the trash. We quickly realized the fridge was no longer cooling properly, and after three days of no cold food and lots of attempts to fix it, we ended up with a new one. This week is looking better already – a nice day with my boys today, gardening, mini golf, and the discovery of gluten free sandwiches at our favorite pizza place. 🙂 I’m happy, and ready to tackle the week!
Happy Monday Friends!