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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!

2 comments :

  1. Do you know what is funny? I think that since I made my Gr 3-12 outline I feel more relaxed than ever--where, one would think I'd be more nervous!

    The idea of using Main Lesson Blocks has seriously helped me to focus--and feel that I *will* accomplish all of our goals each year, w/o limiting B's free time.

    I learned a while back that I should not hang out in forums--I lay awake worrying when I do! ;)

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  2. I'm dragging myself away from the crazy round-in-cirlcles planning I have been doing lately, and spending a week in the woods. I'm almost frantic thinking about leaving the books and internet behind, but that probably means leaving is the right thing to do. (OK, maybe I'll just bring 1 or 2 books....)

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