Wednesday, August 9, 2006

We are officially a homeschooling family

We started school on Monday. We are doing a classical, christian co-op that met on Monday for the first time. On the way it became very clear to me that I am now a homeschool teacher. It hit me like a ton of bricks. This is my life.

We began the day by Madison refusing to even get out of the car at co-op. Fun times. We get in and had a hard time finding where we were supposed to be. Madison is actually in my class with the 2 and 3 year olds, but that didn't stop her from crying anyway. Leah decided it seemed fun so she joined in. We got Mackenzie to her class and finally got to ours. At first I was told I would be the lead teacher because the lead teacher was gone. So I've got kids that I don't know coming in the door and my two clinging to me for dear life. YEAH!! One of the ladies that I know came in and asked if she could pray for me. I just started bawling crying. Love those hormones!!! So anyway the prayer was great and really helped me get my head back in the game. The teacher did show up so I wasn't on my own. Leah stayed with us because frankly, she is not 15 months, she is 4. And she was sitting doing crafts just like the rest of the kids. Madison had a great time too.

Most importantly Mackenzie seemed to ease right in to this new setting. She does know a couple of the kids already, so that helps. She is very excited about what we are studying, which by the way is the ancient time period. So all in all it was a success. I know it will be stressful to get everyone up and going by 8am every Monday but I keep reminding myself of something a wise friend told me the other day. I am not homeschooling. I could never do this on my own. God is doing this through me. And with the armor, we wont fail.

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