Homeschooling is never EVER perfect. It is chaotic, messy, fun, frustrating, overwhelming, exciting and outright adventurous every. single. day. There are no two days that are exactly alike and there is no magic formula. There is no perfect curriculum, no perfect routine, no perfect approach. Sometimes we try SO hard to get it all right, you guys. We try so hard to make sure we are doing everything in our power to create a positive learning experience for our kids. And I know we do it out of love, but sometimes instead of making our homeschool awesome, it wrecks our homeschool with pressure and stress. So today, we’re just going to laugh at the expectations we put on ourselves. I took some of the most common “tips” to a successful homeschool and grossly exaggerated them in this fun satire. And in case you were wondering, I used every ounce of sarcasm and had an absolute HOOT recording this! The last five minutes I chime in a bit about how ridiculous my suggestions were and how very different my days look.
It is my hope that if nothing else it makes you laugh, encourages you that you are doing just fine, and reminds you to take off a bit of that pressure you’ve been carrying around! You’ve got this!
A few notes that I forgot to mention in the episode… when I talk about not envying our friends for sending their kids to school, I make it sound like homeschooling is the superior choice. Obviously I believe it is the best choice for our family or I wouldn’t be doing it. But I know that it doesn’t always work logistically, emotionally, or even physically for a lot of families. Again, this is a satire, not my actual opinions on said topics that are brought up. The goal is to make your laugh, not cause a riot 😉 Happy listening!