It's cold and snowy out and the public school across the street has the day off for President's Day. Despite all of the this, The Monk and I are inside the classroom, doing lessons. Why? Well, mostly because we take Fridays off. What?!? Yes. We take every Friday off from lessons. We do this because The Hubs works a flex schedule and has every other Friday off to be at home AND I need a day to wrap up the housework and run errands for the week. Plus, it allows both The Monk and I a day to just relax and let our brains turn to mush. Oh, don't get me wrong, I really would rather be sitting on the couch reading a trashy romance novel while the boy watches TV on a day like today, but there are things that need to be done, and lessons and learning are some of those things. Besides, if we take a Monday off, both he and I tend to get into lazy mode for the rest of the week and then not nearly enough gets done, which leads me into a panic and, therefore, stress. It's just better if we do what needs to be done on Mondays and take Fridays off.
How it all started...
I was a public school teacher for 6 years in a very urban middle school for both 7th and 8th grade. As the red-tape got thicker and teaching became more of a business rather than a place to prepare young minds to enter into the world, I decided that if I was going to work that hard to give an education to someone, it should be my own son. So, my adventures in homeschooling has begun.
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