Monday, August 30, 2010

Going Places


It took me way too long to realize this, but I have finally come to the conclusion that we can't get all (and by all, I mean "any") our school work done on the days we go places. For instance, when we plan to go to the aquarium at 10am, I shouldn't attempt to get math done beforehand.
This summer, we completely missed out on going to our beloved church library because we were too busy schooling. It never occurred to me to reschedule our day around the library's schedule (only open 9-noon two days a week).

Well, it finally did! We now do Bible over breakfast and that's it before our outing. The only thing the kids have to do is clean up their dishes, get dressed, and brush their teeth. Chores will happen later. School will happen later, if we get to it.

With low expectations come plenty of opportunities to praise and much less stress!

4 comments:

Here to Serve Him... said...

Amen!!!

MommaofMany said...

This is a very important lesson for all families to learn!

Nealy said...

Woo hoo! I'm glad you figured that out. It's such a good feeling when that bell goes off in our heads (or we slap our forehead) and that moment of clarity occurs. ;)

The Pennington Point said...

Exactly! I can't get anything good done at home on days when I have to go out. Stay at home days are treasured around here! Lisa~