When people learn that I homeschool my children, they're bound to have one of two reactions; admiration or obvious thoughts that I'm crazy. Usually they'll try to mask their feelings by asking something along the lines of isn't that hard to do?
I always answer that it is not as hard as one would think, there are so many great resources out there, so much help available, etc. etc.
Well, I'm going to let you all in on a little secret. Sometimes it is hard.
You see, unlike a public school teacher, I don't have the luxury of sick days or personal days. If I'm under the weather, I'm still going to do my darnedest to teach my kids because I don't have the option of paying a substitute.
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that these last few months have been mentally tough on me. Long distance worry about my parents combined with children sick with freakish viruses has wreaked havoc on my sleeping ability. Still I thought I was functioning fairly well considering.
Then the other day, K-boy approached me with the worksheets that I had printed out for him clutched in his hands. "Mom", he said, "I think maybe you need to have another cup of coffee."
When I questioned him, he revealed that I had printed out not only his grammar worksheets, but the answer sheets as well. Oops!
Looking on the bright side, at least I know my kid is honest!
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