Sunday, October 13, 2013

One Good Week Followed by the Opposite

Well, that was short lived.

I shouldn't have been so excited about an awesome school week.  This past week was a MESS!  I had my treatment on Wednesday, Adam was off on Friday and we spent time getting ready for this weekend's big Cub Scout Camporee.  It was just not a productive school week and that makes me feel sad and defeated.

This weekend was so very busy.  Sometimes, being a large part of a leadership team is stressful and overwhelming.  I don't want to rant here as it will serve no purpose.  Instead, I can talk about my sons and how proud I am of them.  In the busy-ness of our day to day, it can be easy to forget that we have such awesome kids.  The daily arguments with little brothers or heavy sighs about chores can take a toll on a Mom.  But then, you see them as others see them.  And you're so thankful.

Adisson is a Cub Scout, through and through.  He embraces Scouts wholeheartedly and with sincerity.  He sets goals and goes about achieving them.  He's proud of his uniform and ensure he wears it correctly.  He takes his leadership role within our Pack, and inside his den, very seriously.  In fact, he gets upset when the boys in his den (the oldest kids in Cub Scouts) don't approach situations with the same amount of tact and dedication.

Adisson enjoying some kickball.

Zander, on the other hand, is a little different.  He often tries to wear his uniform the way he likes.  He's ready to participate and pay attention, but like most 6 year olds, he's not going to last for long.  He wants to hike....for a minute....then it's time to rest.  He'll play outside, but he'll ask when he's allowed to come back inside.  He argues about wearing his hat to a meeting, but then wants to wear it when we're out to run errands.  :)  But I love him and I love how so perfectly he is my Zander.

Zander catching some air while jumping rope.

Jax was pretty well behaved this weekend.  Sadly, I didn't get to spend much time with him.  He was often busy playing with the other little siblings while I took my Tigers around to each station and when I wasn't doing that, I was helping our Camp Chef cook four meals for 100 people on a $350 budget (and we did so rather fabulously!).

So how was school last week?

Well, it reminded me of those new to homeschooling days.  Days when you have great plans and nearly nothing goes the way you intended.  Days when you wonder if you made the right choice by keeping them home.

But even the days that aren't so great are still days I was home with my sons.  Having never sent them to public school, I can't imagine what it would be like if they weren't here.  So, even the weeks when few things went according to plan are still good weeks.

How I'm going to change it this week:

We're going to get it done.  :)

Adisson will be starting his science unit on electricity, finally.  He's also looking for a new book to read as he'll be finishing up Hatchet.  We're selecting from a list of books by homeschoolers.  There's several that look really good so we're having a hard time narrowing it down.  That's a good problem to have.

Zander will be working more on reading skills and math.  He's been rushing through his work too much so we also have to work on slowing down.  His handwriting is still a work in progress so we're concentrating on that as well with some printable worksheets.

It will be a better week.  It has to be.

1 comment:

  1. As a former cub leader, I completely understand and sympathize with the stressful and overwhelming. I can also appreciate the excitement and joy in being there and watching your boys learn and grow. :) Good luck with it, and bless you for helping the Scouts! :D



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