Since we're planning on taking three weeks off at Thanksgiving to go to Disney World, I thought it would be a good idea to start school on Monday instead of waiting two more weeks. I can't say anybody but me is excited about it, but that's the way it goes. I was always the weird one who wanted to go back to school at the end of the summer, and I guess I still am.
I'm not going to say homeschooling has gotten easier, exactly, but we've certainly got into a pattern that works for us, for the most part. I rarely have to deal with a child who just sits there with his arms crossed refusing to answer me. More often than not, we get through our entire day of lessons by 2 p.m., and the house looks only slightly less damaged than if a tornado went through it by that point in the day.
I think that's the hardest thing for me - I work all morning and into the afternoon with the boys, and then I have all this housework that needs to be done. It's exhausting. But I think we'll be okay - we've implemented this new points system around here that has my oldest two doing extra chores without even being asked! This is a good thing!
So, I've got my schedule all written out in detail for week one. Any bets as to how closely we'll follow it?