This is our third year of homeschool. I can honestly say, I think this is the first time we have had sickness in the house during school. I may be wrong. I perhaps blocked it from my conscious memory, but I don’t think so. My odd children (referring to their birth placement, not their personality) had touches of some throat and fever issues.
Cameron had it the worst. There was lots of jammies. Lots of school, break, school, break. Lots of alternate places to learn. Lots of reading. Lots of home. Lots of quiet.
Of course, this brought with it a fair amount of stir crazy for some. However, everyone rolled pretty well. I visited the gym late night for a little time in the hot tub and a little late night therapy session grocery shopping at Target. Means of survival come with a creative outlook sometimes.
Special toast is always on the menu when sickness is in town. Toast with butter and cinnamon sugar. The crust cut off and cut into squares. I think it just might have magical healing powers.
Adding nurse to my title this week, required other things to go by the wayside. Such as cleaning (sad, huh?), “fun” stuff for school, and Awana. Despite the sickness it was a strangely welcoming change of pace. We are still learning. We will be catching up through the weekend. Slow and steady. I hope to be back on schedule by Monday. Everyone is on the mend.
My neighbor who has taught 6th grade for 12 years commented to me the other day that she thinks when homeschool is done with excellence, it is a very natural holistic approach to child rearing. It is times like this week that I really see this to be true. It feels very natural to be the kids mama, nurse, and teacher.
I mentioned that I had a Pinterest Project coming up. I have collected all my supplies. It’ll be done soon. It is the answer to so many of life’s most important questions.
I have four of these.
Some of these.
It’s going to be magical.
Have a great weekend.