It's that time of year again when we get ready for the kids to go back to school!
While other parents are heaving a sigh of relief, homeschool parents are heaving their kids' school books out of its packaging.
While other parents are making sure their kids have new backpacks, homeschool parents are making sure their kids have new art supplies.
While other parents are organizing the details of the carpool or bus schedule, homeschool parents are organizing the details of a subject schedule that juggles a range of children's grades and ages (example: kids from 3 months to 7 years old!)
We public schoolers may have loved the "first day of class" feelings of nervousness and excitement, or the joy of an assembly that got us out of class, but they will have other things they will love. Maybe it will be the feeling of having an entire museum all to themselves. Or the feeling of doing their schoolwork in the backyard with a fresh autumn breeze ruffling the pages of their book.
From a parental perspective I am pretty excited about the upcoming school year. Books are bought, schedule is made, and the coffee pot is ready to brew a fortifying concoction of pure love. Forget fenugreek, coffee is the new "mother's milk". I should market my own brand of coffee and call it "Mother's Milk", ha!
Ok, let's not go down that road because I'll never come back from it, but suffice it to say that coffee is absolutely ESSENTIAL to motherhood.
Whether public school, private school, or homeschool -what is your favorite thing about "Back to School"?
(PS - I just wrote the word "school" enough times and its late enough that it is starting to look bizarre and really funny!!!)