Just as I suspected back when Ada was a baby, and I first began to think through the option of homeschooling, my perfectionist, obsessive tendencies tend to bleed into our school time every single day. When Ada can't remember the sound of O, even though we have been practicing it for weeks, or she forgets a Latin word that I know she knows, I get frustrated, she gets frustrated, our voices cross over into the land of not so kind, and...she's only four. She's only four.
And, being honest with you, it's turning out to be more of a time commitment than I realized. It's a bit overwhelming. I sometimes feel a bit like I am drowning, and I need to run far away and find a little corner where I can just be alone. But, my conviction hasn't changed. I have no doubt that this is what God has called our family to do, so I am trusting that His grace is sufficient. He will equip me. Right? (please, Lord, help me do this).
I have also realized this year, as my time is stretched thin over various commitments, that next year, my one commitment needs to be homeschooling. It's full time, and if I am going to do this, I have to do it. I am sure there are other women who can handle more than me, but for me, for us, I will not take on nearly as much next year.
So, there you go... a little school update.
Bottom line. We are learning as we go.