Grace started kindergarten this week. We set our schedules, alarm clocks, put on real clothes in the morning and started our new homeschooling/ fall routine. I knew that homeschool was going to be the best option for us this year and we are praying through every minute of it. I am not a teacher. I don’t have an extensive amount of patience. In fact, I am short fused, but I am excited to see how God is going to work in my life and in the life of my children through this season. He is the one who gives us wisdom, patience and strength and you better believe I am leaning on Him for all of those things and more.
Monday started with a walk at the park, to ensure that all the wiggles were out, followed by Cheerios and circle time. We sang about father Abraham, practiced our bible verses and dove right into reading and writing. Grace was really excited and I am all about structure, so I’m thinking that this is going to do us all a great deal of good.
Haddon asked to do school a million times and Emory is working on being patient, bless her heart. I too am working on my patience and on being present more than anything else. So far, we’ve read a few stories, brushed up on our math and are looking forward to exploring new subjects together.
I will be working on a post later on with pictures and tips on how we’re structuring our day and sharing my thoughts on homeschooling. So, stay tuned for that.
In the meantime, I thought I’d document this day and this little lady who is growing up so quickly. The other day I asked her when did she grow up, and her answer was “mom, I grew up as fast as I could” Girlfriend sure did!
I’ll tuck her in this week and hold her extra tight because I know these days are going to pass us by, and although they are so tough and the days get longer and longer, I only have a short amount of time with her.
Here’s to our babies. To the ones that grow up as fast as they possibly can and to the ones who ask for one more hug, before they go to bed.
Happy first day of school sweet girl!
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