Bed head gals.
Thankfully Saturday night was a better night, Pip actually slept till seven! What a difference a full night's sleep makes.
This morning we covered one of the lessons from the "Home Economics for Home Schoolers" book and it involved making scrambled eggs. Naturally Pip wanted to join in too, so I was grateful for an extra pair of hands courtesy of Sara. Dave was the photographer for this session:
Benedict and I visited friends this afternoon. Sara walked Pip to our local park. She's been walking loads with Debbie and this was the first time ever the pram was not needed on the walk!
I've also been pondering. My lovely blogging friend Eva made a very kind comment about Benedict's colouring on some of the recent posts and she made me think. In my haste to tick box and finish our week, I neglected to comment that, he did have some input from me, in the background colouring of his St George narration work. I did "fess up" in my comments box but the whole thing got me thinking.
We've been homeschooling for two years in February and this is the first time ever we actually have something concrete to illustrate our learning journey. For sure Benedict has been learning loads in this time period, but in truth I have found it difficult when we have "failed" in my eyes to produce anything tangible. I've lost count the different curriculum and learning methods we have tried during this time period.
I am the product of a grammar school education where all work had to be of the best standard possible and to maintain standards, your end of year exam results were read out by the headmistress in front of the entire class... a pretty good incentive to ensure you stayed ahead of the game!
Add to this inheriting a type A personality from my parents and I have enormous difficulty doing anything substandard. Little wonder I'm constantly stressed!
I do not find homeschooling easy and am often overawed by my responsibility to educate and help a young man navigate his way through life. I do not want him turning around to me at sixteen saying, " Mum, why didn't you do more to help?"
This curriculum we are using which is a Charlotte Mason inspired Orthodox based programme, is helping loads. Benedict is an avid reader and from this preferred method of learning all else follows. I've added the Galore Park books as a supplementation and although it is very early days, I'm hopeful they'll help.
So this is me warts and all and from now on, any input I make will be duly added to my posts, after all I would not anyone thinking I was raising a child prodigy!