Ever had one of those
days weeks when you just wanted to hide?
The Failed Curriculum
For two weeks I’ve been scanning blogs for lesson planning tips and ideas for my high schoolers writing curriculum.
Since this is our first year homeschooling, I spent literally all summer reading reviews and comparing all the curriculum I chose for each one of the kids. The writing curriculum I ended up purchasing was highly recommended by many. However now that we’ve used it (or tried to use it) I just have to say that I absolutely hate it.
It is confusing, repetitive and it even made my son (who loves to write) dread this subject. After spending nearly an hour for this subject alone, every single night, I decided to take a few days off school. I needed this time just to figure out the writing curriculum, and to prepare for a few months in advance. That’s when I finally realized that I’m in control of my kids education. I have the freedom to get rid of it and find something that actually works for us.
As it turns out, after looking through the piles of curriculum we were gifted, I already have something to replace it with. God is good. So after weeks of feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and extremely frustrated, I finally felt relieved.
The Birthday Celebration
It’s Rosie’s birthday today, she’s 8 going on 30.
This is a pretty amazing kid. She’s kind, hardworking, frugal and wise beyond her years. We celebrated at Chuck E Cheese last weekend, so all we had planned for today was the traditional birthday breakfast with dad. Turns out that aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents decided that one party wasn’t enough. They all paid us a surprise visit, complete with baloons, goody bags and birthday cupcakes.
Despite the rough start to our week, and the 13 unexpected dinner guests, our week turned out pretty great. Praising God for a the blessing of family.
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” – Ephesians 1:3