Thursday, May 22, 2008

Juggling It All...

...and not very well. I feel like a one-armed juggler in a 17 ring circus. I can't even keep up enough to move past one ring much less all the others. I feel discombobulated. (Oh how I love that word.) It fits me to a tee. I feel like our school year just did not end the way I wanted it too. I have decided just to let it go and we will do some brush-ups intermittently through the summer to keep their massive brains receptive. I have all my curriculum purchased for next year except the math, which is the most expensive. I also have to solidify exactly what literature I will be teaching but I will be doing that based on fiction books we will check out from the library.

So I feel very good about next year and a little out-of-joint with last year. Honestly though, I don't know any homeschoolers who finish out the year without a few regrets. There is just so much available to teach that we can never get through it all. I keep trying to remind myself that they don't do the WHOLE book in public school either.

I know my kids have had a good school year. They are smarter this year than last year. They are all doing very well and I need to swallow the guilt and be done already!! I feel better just writing this post. School year 2007-2008 is officially over. Now we are going to the library where my kids will want to read for fun the whole summer long. I am doing a good job. My kids are good enough, smart enough and doggone it, people like them.

PS-I fully realize I am not keeping up with blogging, reading blogs, or commenting. Be patient with me. Our May this year is insane and I am desperately treading water as I am way over my head. The holiday weekend will also be crazy and the end of May will feature some traveling here and there. It all makes for a crazy janjanmom!


hulagirlatheart said...

Grab a branch and hang on! You'll get to the shore one day soon...maybe a little bumped and bruised..but you'll get there.

Mama Mia said...

cue the circus music....with a little jazz thrown in of course!

~ Stephanie. said...

Regrets? I've had a few... but then again, too few to mention.

Gotta love Sinatra.

I can relate with the no time for blogging thing - AND I MISS IT!