Saturday, October 6, 2012

I’ve committed to post for all thirty-one days of October. So what should I write about now?

This post is part of a series showing the realness of homeschooling---the ugly, frustrating, and wonderfulness of it all. 

E-R and I-E were excited to have two sessions of free writing this week.   I can’t remember the last time I’ve had a free writing session, but here goes—and you the reader are under no obligation to continue reading.  

I am helping a friend enter this strange realm of homeschooling.   I was a bit embarrassed when they asked me about my organizational system.   My disorganized bookshelves and desk organizer did not speak of organization.   So today was get organized day.   My bookshelves are neat and organized and while doing so, I realized I had everything I needed on that shelf for the next two periods of history that I’ve been stressing about.
Why do I make things so hard?   Why am I always trying to make things perfect?   When asked how something is I often answer—perfect.   Thank-you, that’s perfect is another answer that often escapes my lips.   Things aren’t always perfect and that needs to be okay. 

That needs to pertain to our homeschool as well.   I’ve been working on this homeschooling thing for over thirteen years now—and I still don’t have it down.   I look back and see things I would have changed, things I could have done better, and yet at some point I need to say it might not have been perfect, but it was enough.   I did the best I could with who I was at the time.  
And that’s what I’m working on right now.   It’s never too late to grow in this homeschooling journey!    


  1. Well I am eight years into this homeschooling thing and I don't have it down either, so it comforts me to know others feel the same way. Do you think many of us homeschool moms tend to be perfectionists, and that's why we never really feel we have it down? I try really hard not to compare myself to other homeschool moms - I try to remember that their finanaces may be better than mine, they might not have the same busy schedule I have or they only have one child - but it is so easy to start coveting another mom's homeschool!

  2. Realizing, that you have done enough is big. Many of us waste time in self pity and doubt (like me) which is so counter productive.


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