Thursday, July 25, 2013
I'm Doing It Again....
This is what my brain has been up too lately, seriously over-planning. You would think, after years of homeschooling, that I would know we never stick to laid-out plans! Or as Robert Burns put it, "The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men, Gang aft agley, An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, For promis'd joy!"
So instead, I think we're going swimming at a riverside beach today, if I can drag the kids away from their myriad projects!
There is an active discussion about relaxed homeschooling going on, on one of the forums I visit (probably too often). It's been really interesting, hearing from homeschoolers on both sides of the relaxed fence, especially those that have been working through high school and beyond. It's got me thinking, maybe I don't need to be scared of the high school years. Maybe I don't need to be so worried about what will happen if I let go a little--my kids do have interests outside lounging around and watching TV! I've been thinking about this for three years now, maybe it is time to jump off that cliff!
I had better go make sandwiches now, and find the missing pair of water shoes. And stop looking at this, and this.
Hope you're having a good week! I'll try to get some good pictures today to share later!