Monday, June 25, 2007

Making The Most

Today I really tried to not let it be a wasted day.To make sure my interactions with the chilldren were sweet,encouraging & productive.I don't know if i was 100% successful but i do feel that despite feeling unwell we all had a peaceful day.I was relaxed in my expectations as far as school work went.I encouraged & directed them yet did not go head to head when I could see they were distracted.I don't know why I need to come round this mountain again & again but I realised today that when I am more ralaxed & my expectations aren't as high we all seem to get along much better & the atmosphere in the home is generally lovelier.And surprisingly we can end up being more productive just not always in the way I had intended.
Anyway here we are nearly at the end of another day & I am content listening to the sweet sounds of my rascals playing in the bath & my snuggly 3 month old on my chest.I am indeed blessed.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Being Sick

How do you homeschool whilst being sick?This week I've had the flu & really fallen hard.My husband has been looking after me & the children but in regards to the children getting schoolwork done it's a no go.I guess the children are learning all the time anyway aren't they? The atmosphere around them is creative & stimulating,natural learning takes place all the time.But it has made me wonder what if one of us got really sick.... It is such a blessing to be strong & healthy.