I think I’ve hit the wall of weariness. I made it further than most homeschool moms if you go by all the posts that focused on hitting the wall in February. It is April, spring break for my husband has come and gone, from here on until the end of the semester it is a sprint to the end. During the five weekends this month there is only one where there is nothing going on outside of the house. That alone is exhausting. Then the year is not quite going as planned for school, so we are not where I hoped we would be at this time. As for school and the planning of it, let’s be real does it ever?
Each time I plan ahead, say two weeks in my planner we get ahead in some areas… like Miss C deciding to do two weeks worth of Beast Academy in one day or Miss L deciding to do a week of science a day for three days in a row… and at the same time two weeks behind in another as I over plan on the amount of reading that I can accomplish in one day. So I look at this week knowing I’m behind, and don’t even want to look at next week, much less the week after that.
I know a lot of families who homeschool seem to always be on the go and do a lot of car-schooling so audio books in the car seem to work well. Well not so well here. We have spent too many years not having that second car to be able to go out that I’m still working on getting actually out of the house with the kids when my husband is gone. Some of the books are available through our library as an audio book. Some are not…like our current read.
This is also the time of year that sales begin to happen. So the questions of what to use for the coming year come up. Bringing even more dissatisfaction when you realize you are not where you hoped you’d be at this point in the year.
How do you get around this? How do you get out of the slump?
My husband and I will both be home this weekend. I know there are “things to do” but I really think we are going to end up just enjoying being a family and doing things together. Whether it is going shopping together, watching a tv show/movie or the girls and him playing a computer game.
I have quite a few posts percolating in my head and I’ve gotten a few of them drafted. The one is hard to write and is about my word of the year, that finally made itself known to me this month. A bit late but hey, I’ll take it.
I also want to talk about the curriculum that is working for us, why it is working for us and some of the curriculum choices that I made for this year that haven’t been working as well. Maybe I can do that this weekend.
Walking weather has begun, which is wonderful because if I’m not up to walking with them my husband will take the kids and go leaving me with some silence… I never used to like the silence when I was growing up. Now I find I crave it, especially as the weariness sets in.
Time to take some breaths this weekend, to rejuvenate for the rest of the college semester.