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We’re just starting our fourth week of homeschooling. It’s been a bit of adjustment, but we are definitely loving it.
The first week was filled with tears and uncertainty (from me, not my child!).
The second week, I found that I had a general idea of what we would be working on the next day. Things started to fall into place. And my toddler started to fall apart. Not only was my time shared with a daycare child in the home, it was now also shared with her older sister being there all day. The result was almost constant whining, an increase in tantrums, clingy/needy behaviour and by the end of the week she was starting to have pee accidents during the day and wetting the bed at night.
The third week, things were getting a little easier still and the routine was starting to become more natural. My toddler was still acting up, but this was the last week that I had my daycare child.
And here we are at week 4. We had a great day today and got a ton done. My toddler and I will get some one-on-one time tomorrow while my oldest is at an activity morning for homeschoolers. I’m going to work at planning some regular days out. We’ve been feeling a bit of cabin fever lately, not only from the homeschooling, but also from the weather we’ve had. Some sunny days are in the forecast for this week, so I am hoping to get the kids out to the park for some fresh air and exercise.
I had great intentions of having all kinds of activity bags for my toddler. They are getting done VERY slowly, but they are getting done. This week I made her some lacing cards. They didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped, but she loved playing with them. She told me she was knitting like Mommy, and I told her that it was more like sewing and that she was sewing like Mommy. She was very pleased.