First Weekend of Schooling at Home
by Michele L. Mueller on 03/22/20
Well Friday sucked. lol Okay...maybe that's a little drastic...but it DID start out rough. My hubby was home from work so that distracted the kiddo from concentrating. Honestly, it was like having 2 kids at home! "Stop interrupting. Stop goofing around. Let's focus here. The sooner we start the sooner we'll be done." And that was just what I had to tell my husband! lol
The day ended much better than it started and kiddo and I actually accomplished quite a bit.
The weekend has been great without any studies to worry about. We went for a nice family ride in the country yesterday. We saw 34 deer, 1 pony, a turkey wing in the road and we waved to some nice people we saw out walking. It was nice to get some sunshine and have the car windows slightly cracked - with the heater on. ;)
Today we had FB live church service - that was different than usual. Our new pastor is a young female and she's still finding her way, like the rest of us, but she's doing good. She said she was nervous but that didn't translate on screen at all. I was very proud of her.
So the hubby went to the grocery store for a few essentials...yes, Fireball was on the grocery list. lol He said the bread isle is empty. That includes the frozen bread dough. That's okay. Who needs bread anyway...just extra carbs. I get enough of those from my pasta addiction! Hey...blame it on the Italian in me!
In a bit I plan to print out a lot of things the kiddos teachers sent on Google Classroom and formulate a plan for us each day. I'm getting more comfortable with the idea of this but it really requires me to be extra organized in order to keep that inner calm feeling. So, I do have stress right now just thinking about this task. But...once I start it I'm sure it will be easy. I do know I want to incorporate a lot more fun. If I've learned anything from listening to my friends and his teachers...adding the fun factor is essential. And...the second most important thing I've learned from them is...I don't have to be perfect throughout this process. I put a LOT of stress on myself...knowing I'm a stay-at-home mom...there's a pressure of...well...that's my job so I have to be GREAT and PERFECT at it because there's no excuse NOT to be! Plus, the added pressure of once school does start up again, whenever that will be, I don't want all these other kids to be up to THIS level of learning and my kid is back at THIS level because I didn't do a good job. Okay...change subjects. I'm starting to hyperventilate.
Tomorrow will be our first full week of schooling at home - as it will be Monday. Fingers crossed and prayers sent up that we both don't loose our minds or have a nervous breakdown. Remember, Michele...add the fun and maybe the sun and if nothing else drink a ton. Just kidding! ;)
I hope you all are having a great weekend. Stay safe and stay home.