Happy Monday, fellow home schoolers!
Well, while the rest of the western world sends their little ones back to school this week and next, and adjusts to 6am wake up calls (or earlier), groggy kiddos, the morning scramble and rush to get out the door, begins the exhausting drop-off, pick-up cycle (not to mention all the extracurricular activity buzz), gets used to a whole host of new faces and personalities, and frets about their sweet ones being gone for several hours each day,
you and your little homeschoolers can just smile and wave…
From your bed, if you like.
Why not snooze for a bit this morning before going out to enjoy the gorgeous summer weather?
Go the pool a few more times, and enjoy the quiet.
Because for you, summer with your kids doesn’t have to end today, or this week.
You don’t have to scramble.
So take a deep breath, and relax.
Now thank the Lord for your little chicks, and for the blessing of having them close under your wings for another year.
For the opportunity to teach them yourself.
For the joy their company brings.
For the precious and exhausting stage you are in, which you KNOW (don’t you?) is passing by so very quickly, and will be gone tomorrow!
For your kids’ hearts and futures, and for this job you’ve been called to do.
It may not be for everyone, but you know it’s for you.
So enjoy it today. Savor it.
Take a few more days to get your head on straight to face a new schoolyear.
To pray for grace and strength.
To brainstorm a plan for juggling your school age kiddos with the needs of your toddlers or baby without totally going crazy.
While you’re at it, pray for all your mama friends who have their kiddos in regular school, or who have to juggle a big job with mommy-hood. They (and their children) will need a special grace too.
Then, maybe tomorrow, or the day after, or next week, start crackin’ the whip.
Routine is going to be so VERY important for you AND your little learners.
We have a great year ahead of us, and there’s lots to learn and see and do!
just smile and wave, smile and wave.