Are you floundering under the strain of classically homeschooling? Feeling burned out from trying to keep up with the Jones’? Wondering how do you enjoy life while classically homeschooling your children?
The trick to enjoying the homeschool life is to make time for the activities you enjoy. So when was the last time you made time for your favorite parts of homeschooling?
Do you take time to smell the roses?
See we get drawn into the daily grind of the homeschool checklist.
- Math √
- Drill math facts √
- Spelling √
- Grammar √
- Latin √
- Memory work √
- History √
- Science √
- etc. etc. etc. √
Suddenly we realize we’re trapped in a daily grind of messy floors, whiny children, and a growing to-do list. We’re miserable.
It’s not parenting that makes us miserable. It’s not homeschooling. It’s not even the housework.
It’s not taking any time to wrap fun activities into our daily routine. We stay on the treadmill. We keep grinding away. We never stop to smell the roses and enjoy our favorite activities.
What are your favorite homeschool activities, and don’t base your fun activities off a friend you admire!
Some of my friends create beautiful pieces of art. Me, HAH! I avoid the watercolor paints.
Some of my friends play music with their children. Their family is a performing small ensemble that spends hours happily practicing.
Others spend hours running around from activity to activity and are thrilled to be busy as bees.
But we’re not talking about our friends. We talking about YOU. What do you love to do?
What is YOUR favorite part of homeschooling?
- Nature study?
- Long discussions with your kids over tea and cookies?
- Involved projects?
- Trying to chat with your children in a foreign language?
- Rainy afternoons on the sofa sharing a wonderful book with your children?
The trick to enjoying a classical homeschool with your children is to take time to smell the roses and make time for your favorite parts of homeschooling.
Often you can wrap subjects around what you love to do. Love nature walks? Include nature study and science in the walks.
Love chatting in a foreign language? Make a game of chatting only in the language your family is studying at meal times.
Reading aloud to your children makes your heart go pitter patter? Include historical fiction, science books, biographies, and great literature in your book list!
Involved projects? Make certain you have at least one afternoon free to spend working on an involved history or science project. Alternate each week between history, science, and fine art!
Are you enjoying your homeschool day, spending time engaged in your favorite activities, and teaching from rest?