I have the oldest two at home, with me, and the younger two go to elementary school. 1st and 2nd grades. I really contemplated keeping at least Jarrett home this year. But, with me working, even part-time, I was afraid I wouldn't do his eager little mind justice. Then, when we found out who his teacher was, I was SO happy! She is awesome! And, Jeven has the same teacher Jarrett had last year, who is also very awesome. (See, I'm not so stuck on homeschooling that I can't appreciate how hard public school teachers work and how great they can be. Just throwin' that out there.)
I only got one
As we walked down the hallway to Jeven's classroom, I noticed he was walking close to me. At first, I thought he was not paying attention and just brushing up against me. Soon, I realized he was doing it on purpose.
Soon, a little, sweaty palm was reaching for my hand. I grasped it and held back the tears and walked him into his class. Where I got a hug (still no kiss) and a last glimpse at my "baby" (who also happens to have his first loose tooth. Jeven, you're killing me!!) who would not be home with me again until 3 p.m.!
But, as much as I missed the little boys, homeschooling was SO much simpler without the distractions. So, there is hope for my sanity after all.
We are trying something new here, to try and get a handle on the bickering, name calling and just plain mean-ness that seems to take up every. waking. second. of my day!!
My kids seem to do better with "visual" reward system. Taking away privileges, time outs,
So, we will try this. It could be huge success (Yes, please!) or a huge flop. I could be a mother genius or mother moron. But, it's sure as heck worth a shot, no?
In closing, I will give you a picture of my kids on a fake, large fish. Because, who doesn't love that?