With the end of the school approaching it is becoming quite a challenge to reign in two little girls. Every morning after breakfast the question is. "Can we go outside?" Although they already know that the answer is, "It's time to do school." Oh well, they get it honestly, I love this time of year!
With that said, this week was pretty ordinary, not too much excitement at all.
Monday, we had co-op.
Tuesday, school at home and lunch on the lawn of our courthouse.
Wednesday, school at home.
This is awful! Thursday gets better...sorta...
It's my job as her mother though to show her that what she's doing is not o.k. and definitely not the best choice. Don't bring others down because you are. So I stopped school and told her to go lie down on her bed until she felt more peaceful. She did, but she was still having troubles. So we ended up stopping school altogether. And I think that that's o.k. I believe that that is one of the great benefits of homeschooling.
Now we don't always stop for a bad day because I also believe that in this life, you cannot take a seat on the sidelines because things are not going your way or because you're not feeling well. You have to keep it moving! Ultimately though, my belief is that balance is the key to life. And knowing when to do what is the mark of good teaching - homeschooling or otherwise.
We also took the girls to see Wreck It Ralph at the dollar movie theater where we live. It was a really cool movie as it relates to the idea of the movie. The message might have been a little iffy. It was still fun to watch though. As Phillip and I figured, they were crawling into bed with us at 2:30 this morning. This is why we don't allow them to see a whole lot of movies and why last night was probably the 3rd time they've even been to the movie theater. It's just so impactful on little kids' minds; the big screen and the volume level. And if your child is as imaginative and as occupied with his/her own thoughts as Madison, you probably understand this decision quite well.
Friday, we're doing school today and the girls are getting ready for a weekend sleepover with the God-parents. We are so blessed to have great God-parents for the girls. Phillip and I will be celebrating our birthdays and spending quality time together as husband and wife. More about that on Monday at HWC.
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Thank you so much for reading and leave a comment on what you think about kids and movies! I'd love to hear how you handle seemingly harmless movies with your child and how it affects them.
Also, what sort of emotional lessons have you had to teach in your homeschool?
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