So far, so GOOD!
3 weeks into homeschooling my 2nd grader and it's going GREAT! I actually love it. I find myself always on the lookout for 'homeschool things' when I'm out shopping - at Target, the craft store, the dollar store.
The most difficult thing to deal with during our school hours is that little critter of mine - my 5 month old baby girl. She's chubby, she's sweet, she's my lovey - but it IS hard to tend to her nursings, and hold her while I'm teaching. And she is one of those babies that does NOT like to be on the floor, or in her playpen, or in the swing, or in the walker, or in the excersaucer..... you get the picture. So I tell myself, this too shall pass. (right?)
The biggest surprise so far is how cooperative my 3 year old daughter has been! She does NOT have a long attention span, so I really have to think of a lot of things to entertain her. But she merrily goes along with our schedule - hopping from activity to activity. And making lots of messes.
Which leads me to my biggest quandry - how DO I keep up with the housework? I mean really. How do you homeschool moms do it? I am NOT a neat person, and I feel like my house is clutter central. I am trying out that "fly lady" thing that I've heard is helpful for messy people like myself. But I just can't seem to keep up with it. Oh well. SIGH. Bigger things are taking place in my house now.
And the funniest homeschool moment so far.... while reviewing Latin vocabulary with my 7 year old, my 3 year old pipes in with the answers. Now that's awesome.