I love teaching our kids at home, but honestly, there are days when I want to put all the kids on the big, yellow bus and cozy up with a cup of creamy coffee and a good book! Or go grocery shopping without all the kids and meet friends for lunch!
But last week was filled with reminders of how blessed we are to be a homeschooling family. I know I wouldn't want to do things any other way. Even if it means not one quiet cup of coffee or a lunch date with friends for the next 15 years!
The girls were able to have "birthday breakfast" with Grandma. At 9am. On a school day.
Then the unseasonably warm weather arrived and the kids were able to be outside.
They played basketball, softball and mud kickball.
They played at the park.
They collected caterpillars and went "worming."
Playing isn't the only thing they did out in the sunshine.
They took their math sheets out on the back porch.
They found their favorite quiet spot in the backyard for reading.
At the end of the week we did some baking with friends to help out a local women's maternity home with their bake sale.
To quote my friend, it was worth it just to hear the girls giggle!
I have to agree!
Thank you Lord for reminding me how blessed we are to be a homeschooling family!
It isn't always an easy thing to do, but days like these make it all worth it. Being with our children everyday, teaching them, watching them grow, and making memories with them-- is a precious treasure and it brings joy to my heart!