Homeschool Blog: 2/27/2010

We have been on a roll for one whole week and a day!  We'd really fallen into a bad-habit rut of waking up after 10 a.m.  It started a vicious cycle.  I wasn't willing to give up my first hour of quiet time.  By the time that was over, it was 11:00, and we really needed to eat.  We had barely started school by noon, and I was already done!

Fortunately, we've been on an earlier-schedule trend.  I don't know whether it is the result of good moods and more relaxed circumstances, or if it is the cause of good moods and more relaxed circumstances, but either way...I LIKE IT!

We are getting up and around by 8 or 9 a.m., and we are done with homeschool by 1 or 2.  That leaves me the afternoon for writing and building my new web design business.  We eat and clean up in the evenings, and then I get to RELAX with (or without) the kids.

There is something to be said for structure.  I'm not a big fan, but when used in flexible moderation, it can REALLY be a relief.