Saturday, July 28, 2012

First Month Under Our Belt

Well we are finishing up our first month of schooling.  It has been fun, exhausting and some times out and out crazy.

We got through all the materials we had intended on getting through and still took some time off.  I have to say I was surprised on how fast we were able to cover materials.  When doing our research for homeschooling I kept reading that it really doesn't take as long as regular school does.  I'm a believer now.

I would say the only hurdles we found were my patience, which stretched a lot farther than I ever imagined it could.  Then my daughters occasional melt downs, okay not occasional almost every day.

She is a perfectionist, yes I know she comes by it honestly and genetically.  Of course though it's not from me though...hahaha.  It tried my patience, but in the end it did all I could do not to just laugh at her.   I know it sounds bad, buuut, it did border on extreme.

Let me give you an example.  We did a page of math problems, she is going into 1st grade, so really all we do so far is simple addition and beginning simple subtraction.  Here is the perfection in her, out of about 35 problems she got 2 wrong on the subtraction.  She was one digit off in her counting, due to moving her fingers around she keeps missing her thumb.  She flung herself out of her chair, whaling.  "I'm never going to get it, I can't learn anything" on and on she continued.  Me saying it's okay, your learning, it's part of it, when really I wanted to laugh and ask "Are you kidding me?"

Drama.... she is good at it.  I was curious, what are you guys doing out there to help your kids out who might be a perfectionist, or overly dramatic?

Until next week...

Love and Enjoy your life and family.  It is truly a gift from God


Monday, July 16, 2012

Here We Go

Well here we go....

Let me start by introducing myself, I'm Kim, wife of Brent, mom of Montana and Casey...

Okay, now that that is taken care of we may proceed. 

After deciding at the beginning of this year that we would home school our daughter who would be entering 1st grade this fall, it was suggested by a good friend that I may want to blog about our adventures.  I really think she was saying, "I'd love to hear about your crazyness and get a good laugh".

After really thinking about it and researching it until my wonderful hubby really wanted to say "Just Do It and Move On", here we are.  I'm hoping I will give you guys some laughs, a few tears and most of all inspiration.  Inspiration for you and your families, things that will make you say "hum" or wow I can do that or just I am thankful for my life and my family.

Enjoy the gifts God has given you.  Your spouse, your children, this world (no matter how crazy it gets) and anything else you may think of.

I can't wait to share with you our homeschooling adventures and maybe a few extra things you didn't see coming.