My mind is full of butterflies and phonics, nature stories and Heidi. You wanna know why? This week marks our first week of homeschooling, and boy am I tired! Why does it take so much energy to teach the simplest things? I don't think it's the teaching of the simple things as much as it is the high level of alertness a mom/teacher has to have...A non-stop, never ending supply of ideas and energy--to teach, take kids potty, read, launder, cook, clean, master-mind arts and crafts, and so on!
All in all, it's been good. Amaleah has been a prize pupil, sincerely doing her best on her handwriting (and ending up with huge success, I might add), and truly paying attention to everything. I think her deepest desire in all this is to catch bugs. Honestly, the highlight of her first day of school was catching a roach, of all things! And who had to do the catching? Mommy, of course! When you are looking for bugs to catch, they all go away; except for the roaches, that is. So we had to stare at that thing for almost 24 hours before we released it back into the wild (we'll probably see him again, only he'll probably be seeing the bottom of my shoe...)
God has been gracious to give me strength. I'm trying not to even think of a whole year of this because it makes me exhausted. Just one day at a time. Blogging, however, might be limited for a while.