Monday, October 11, 2010

the monday morning that wasn't

it is monday morning.
and i am loving it.
one of the things i love about home schooling
is the relaxed schedule of our day.
no waking kids up before the sun,
cramming breakfast down their throats
so they can run out and wait for the bus.
been there.
done that.

and no. i'm not one of those home school moms
who plans the day in 30 minute increments.
not. my. style.

no. i'm the home school mom
who sometimes writes an entire blog post in lowercase letters
and with inappropriate punctuation
just because she likes the way it looks

who occasionally sends the kids out to do their chores
and doesn't go looking for them until an hour or 2 later.
call it the charlotte mason method.
there are enough hours in most of our days
that if they get busy with some project
or fort building
i don't get my panties in a bunch.
their work will get done.

today has been one of those wonderful mornings.
the girls went out in daddy's camo to feed the animals
and check for eggs.
next thing i know they're all cuddling with the cats
and throwing dry leaves on last night's fire
in hopes of roasting some apples.
we hear the farmers
harvesting in the fields around our property.
the sun is shining.
there is a slight chill in the air.
the hens cluck happily
(now that Steve has taken care of all the unnecessary roosters)
and i am thinking that

i love my monday morning home school life.


Sabrina said...

Sounds like wonderful life! The lessons the girls learn on the farm are just as important as their studies!
That is so fun!

Kristi said...

Good for you, Julie--enjoy life! When the kids were little, I wish I would have done that more. And now that they're teenagers, I wish it even more--but there's so much more pressure to prepare them for college and play by the "rules." It's good for me to see a different way of living--in freedom!