Thursday, January 31, 2008


lackadaisical \lack-uh-DAY-zih-kuhl\, adjective:
Lacking spirit or liveliness; showing lack of interest; languid; listless.

That's me and school this week. And last week. But the week before that was pretty good...

My brain is an absolute mish-mosh brought on by:
  • the never-ending adoption
  • my husband's new and improved longer work day
  • continuing aggravation with my teeth and the entire field of dentistry
  • Atticus, who has rediscovered tattling as an art form
  • my own lack of fervor in regards to the period of history we are currently studying
  • too many outside, evening "events"
  • my own lack of self-discipline
  • too many fictional characters taking up residence in my head

Thankfully, my children don't seem to have caught the "who cares?" bug. I rotate through this general malaise often enough that they have learned to get their math and other non-negotiables done, then to explore their own interests in a relatively quiet manner. Since their interests lean towards the school-ish side, I am pretty blessed in this area. I laugh and say it is my version of unschooling.

Next week, we are set to dig into the topic of flight, most notably the achievements of the Wright Brothers. I know that this will be an area where I can't possibly slough off my homeschooling duties. I can tell you already that Jo, Atticus and Logan will be absolutely consumed by this area of study, and I will be burning the midnight oil piecing together extra resources in this area.

So I'm going to take it easy tomorrow, too. One last day of unschool-y bliss. Chalk it up to a brain that is overly full.


Kindred Blessings said...

We ALL have these weeks; don't beat yourself up! Your "unschooling" makes many homeschoolers look undisciplined! Did I let you borrow resources on the Wright brothers? I can't remember and I know I had a bunch of stuff.

Oh Joy! said...


I wish you lived near Ohio so you and the kids could take the aviation trail.