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This Homeschool Dad Took Over… and Favorite things Friday #10

homeschool dad takes overWhat happens when Daddy takes over? When my husband offered to let me nap and insisted HE would do Mother Goose Time with the kids, I was skeptical to say the least. I mean, did he know what to do, how it worked, where to find the bags, what day we were on?????? And for goodness sake, DON’T FORGET THE PICTURES!!!!!! 😉 I can’t even begin to tell you the blogger temptation I felt to sneak downstairs and take some pics of him teaching on my smartphone. I mean, this was breaking news, it needed to be documented! But instead I honored his sweet gesture and slept, it was epic.

It’s another Favorite things Friday and that means sharing all of our favorite moments of the week! So make sure to link up your posts or comment below so we can read what you’ve been up to this week!

My Favorite Thing: When School Happened While I SLEPT!

I really can hardly believe I am writing these words. I was at the end of my rope. I was exhausted! When Jonathan told me to sleep I told him I couldn’t, and started listing off the regular list of excuses. Until he told me “don’t worry about it, I’ll do it all, just rest”. Um, say wha?

It was the most heavenly, deep, blissful sleep of my life. Why you ask? Because not only was I getting to sleep in the afternoon while my kids were safe and being watched by someone BUT my list was being accomplished at the same time!

But the Real Question is… How Did it Go????

I guess it is one of their little secrets I will never know. He said it went fine, the crafts were lining the table afterwards, the camera had pictures, the kids said it was “epic”. So… good? I think?

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Jonathan said he spent a lot of time learning about what is IN different rooms of the house.

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Using objects and clues to help recognize the world around them.

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Aliyah looks a bit concerned that Daddy is doing school with them.

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One of the highlights of  the day for them was the month’s theme poster. Aliyah is 3 and Jonathan said she had a lot of fun comparing the home in the poster with our home. Deciding which room was which, etc.

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With the older kids, they played games. They used the other magnifying glasses and Jonathan talked with them about our home address and how we can tell different houses apart.

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Take a look at what I came downstairs to find:

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I think all in all it was a huge success. I have a tendency to take over, to do all the schooling in our home simply because I know what we are doing (and I love it, who am  I kidding). I think having me out of the way though gave my homeschooling dad a chance to try Mother Goose Time for himself. To see what the kids were learning and try to adapt it to fit in with all the different ages and stages of our family. I was pretty darn proud of him and think we should make it a weekly occurrence (thoughts honey?) 😉

I think it is a huge testament to Mother Goose Time as well. Jonathan coined it “So Simple A Husband Can Do it!”. So there you have it!

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Comments

    • I know! It is rare that I can take a nap in the daytime, mostly because I feel stressed by the amount of things I should be doing. So it was a nice treat. Thanks for stopping by and linking up!

  1. My wife takes Thursday mornings off to do some school work with the kids each week. It is interesting to see the different styles and how different the kids are around her. I’ve had homeschooling moms at meetups mention that it was nice that I took time off to give my wife a break and I debated whether to correct them or not

    • I bet! My husband and I are VERY different teaching styles. He is a talker I like to just get things done. The kids respond differently to each of us. If Jonathan could stay home, I think he would honestly love it! Thanks for stopping by!

    • Thanks for linking up Melissa! I liked your Facebook page 😉 Ill pop over to your blog this week and comment and I hope to see you again next week 🙂

  2. I love when Dad’s take over different parts! My husband really likes to read with the kids and each night he tries to take one of them and take turns reading with them, depending on what their reading levels are at. He also said this year he would be willing to take on more of checking on what my oldest does, since he has been one of my hardest pupils with just listening to me, so that is really encouraging. He said he may test him on math and stuff when he comes home from work. We shall see, right? Thanks for your post!

    • That’s awesome! I can be a bit of a hoarder when it comes to the parenting/schooling stuff. I mean, I’m with the kids all day, I naturally just take care of everything. But I realize that Jonathan WANTS to be a part as well, and by doing it all and not asking for help, I’ve robbed him of some of these amazing experiences. Welcome to my type A personality. Letting go of a little bit of control and letting him step in beside me… it’s hard, but so rewarding. Thanks for stopping by!

    • My pleasure, it is an awesome post! We are currently selling our home so our home is pretty much ALWAYS clean. I am kind of hoping it changes our lifestyle a bit and enforces some habits. Right now I feel like such a nagger, constantly on the kids to pick up after themselves, please tell me it will pass and soon they will do it without thinking? Because I really don’t want to be remembered as the mom who nagged every day. 🙁 Blah. It does feel good to be more organized though. I’m just becoming a little OCD about the whole thing 😉 Thanks for linking up!

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