All that being said, we are trying to do half days of lessons, but, honestly, it's not going so well. We are both tired and looking for excuses to not do any work. I am trying to revamp the classroom and curriculum so that it works even better for us (because that's what we do as homeschooling parents, always looking for ways to make things easier and better). The Monk is desperately trying to be out in the sun as much as possible, and The Hubs and I are both working really hard to have an excellent crop this season in our garden and mini-orchard, not to mention completing some REALLY big projects outside (thanks to my loving mother who gifted us with some of her inheritance. She's awesome and I love her!). With all of this going on, lessons are...well..not getting done. And I'm trying really hard to not be worried, b/c he is testing higher than grade level and I should really just be happy with that, but I can't help to have some guilt over the fact that we are not being as productive as we could be. I feel as though I'm not living up to someone's expectations (whose, I don't know...just this latent guilt that constantly seems to eat at me). Maybe I should give us a break...not push us so hard and give everything a rest so that neither one of us experience burnout. Maybe I need to reevaluate how to teach him without it actually LOOKING like we are doing school. Maybe we should just have fun. I want to do that, but again, that latent guilt sets in as well the fear of what it's going to look like when I try to get us back on schedule in August...ugh.
Ok. I think that it may be time for some parent/teacher conferences with The Hubs. We'll do that over dinner tonight. Right now, it's cloudy, The Monk is exhausted from sneaking his tablet into his room last night and staying up WAY too late playing games (needless to say, I now have the tablet), and I want to do something other than work. So...yeah.
Hope all is well,