I'm spending time this week cleaning out school shelves, organizing curriculum materials, and preparing for the upcoming school year. As I look at all that needs to be done, it's overwhelming. This is my next-to-least favorite part of homeschooling. Therefore, I have to remind myself of these things:
God is with me, His Holy Spirit indwells me, and He will give me the strength to get it all done.
I have done this for seven years already, even while we lived in India and during Bobby's chemotherapy.
My kids are doing well academically, and enjoy learning.
No, they aren't lacking in socialization.
It is worth all the effort.
Now that I have my shelves all organized, it's time to get started on lesson planning.
Oh, and my least favorite thing about home schooling? The paperwork we have to do for Chatham County Public Schools. We used to joke that they probably just stick it in a file box under somebody's desk....and then we went to get Caroline's attendance/student status certified (in order for her to get a learner's permit for driving.) We found the right office, and told a nice man at a desk what we needed. From where do you think he pulled our file? A plastic file box that was by the man's feet under his desk. I AM NOT KIDDING.
Now back to work......