Thursday, April 14, 2011

Homeschooling Changes

Homeschooling changes as the kids get older.  Mom becomes more and more bored! I guess once you teach them to read and write, they just don't need you as often.  When we don't have a lot of medical adventures going on, I can become quite bored.  It isn't as easy as one might think. I can't turn on the radio or TV, can't talk on the phone or disappear.  If you are a fellow homeschooler, you know the drill.  Any noise distracts them from doing their school work, and if you leave their sight for even a few minutes, they start to wander and play.

It is still a fun adventure and I really am thankful for the days they can work on their own (with a bit of prodding from mom here and there).  I've got a list of things to do on these quiet sort of days. Update my contacts, create a recipe book with the huge Ziploc of collected recipes from the last 18 years, garden, read all of the books I wanted to read in high school, college and their earlier years and never got to, and work in the garden.

My oldest is looking into colleges and preparing for the SAT.  Hard to believe he will be in college soon.  He has several on his list, but right now would like to go to Belmont Abbey.  We visited last weekend for the Bishop's Lenten retreat that was held there. The campus is small, but gorgeous.  

Just when I complain that life is boring, something pops up!  For now I am enjoying it.


Jen @ Forever, For Always... said...

I'm glad you are a bit bored right now! You always seem to have so much going on. I could use a few of those boring days myself! How goes the knitting?

Jennifer said...

My guys talk about Belmont Abbey, too. They would love to go. Though they are just finishing 8th grade. I love the picture of your boys.