We are just about done our second month of school and I thought I'd give an update. Lots of people ask me how school is going. Vienna drew this picture for me today that sums it up pretty well:
I feel much more connected to my 7 year old daughter. Her heart is softer and she isn't giving me attitude like she was last year. We talk more and cuddle more. And I overall simply enjoy being with my kids.
I sat down and asked both Vienna and Lance what they thought of school.
Me: "Ok kids, I want to ask you something. What do you think of homeschooling? Do you like it?"
Vienna: "Yes, because I get to stay with you. And I love seeing friends more I didn't get to see in public school."
Lance: "Yes because it's fun doing math. Mommy, I have something else..."
Lance: "I love you."
I literally had a piece of paper and copied down their replies. So cute! I love that they LOVE being with me and I'm so grateful that I am taking advantage of this time together before they want to hang out with friends more than boring old mom.
Speaking of hanging out with friends. Between soccer 2x/week, swim lessons, bible study, church, and playdates, our calendar is VERY full! I admit I filled it more than I wanted to at the beginning of the school year to make sure they had time with friends. But I need to be more purposeful about staying home and slowing down a little. Gotta find a healthy balance and I'm still working on that part!