A Late Monday Night
Nights like tonight are pretty typical in this house. Despite our best attempts to get and keep the little one on a sleeping schedule it is 1 am and she is doing yoga after falling asleep at dinnertime earlier tonight. Now I’m not looking for advice on getting her to sleep, or anything like that. Just saying that our schedules are very different than most, especially the stereotypical homeschoolers.
Here are some ways we are different:
- We don’t set an alarm and try to get work done in the morning.
- We don’t have outside activities that we currently attend that help dictate our schedule.
(Now… this one could be debated about I know. We have tried to find a homeschool co-op but as of yet in our rural area we have not been able to connect with a group that is meeting. The one we had disbanded when there were not others to take it over. That was just before my second surgery so I was unable to expend that energy at the time.)
- We are often up late. My husband and I are night-owl’s by nature and the kids are very happy to stay up late as well.
- We sometimes do not have dinner until 8pm, especially if it is a later night for my husband and the girls want to wait and have dinner with Daddy. After all that is a huge part of why we are homeschooling.
- We often school in late afternoon or even, gasp, after dinner. 🙂
But despite all of that, we make it work for us. Because that is the beauty of homeschooling. The ability to make it work for you and your family.
I’ve sent hubby to bed, even though he is home this week for spring break as he’s still getting over the cold he had and tires easily. Getting worn down by staying up with the almost 3 year old is not the way to be recharged for the rest of the semester.
I’ve made the girls binders up for the rest of the week with their independent work. The last few days we have been doing some cleaning so they did some work but nothing hugely planned out in between those times.
As I’ve typed this out tonight and searched vainly for a picture that I just couldn’t seem to find, she’s switched from yoga to her one video that she’ll get before we try to go to sleep.
The important thing about homeschooling is you make things work for you. You don’t have to be a slave to some “expected” schedule that you perceive all homeschoolers must follow because your favorite bloggers all are morning people and seem to have it “all” together. We have a snowstorm predicted to start in the next few hours, we shall see how things are in the morning.
See you when the sun is shining. 🙂