Do you ever have those days when you just don’t want to get dressed?
Perhaps you want to sleep in or, maybe, you just want to cuddle with your kids and watch a movie?
CELEBRATE WEDNESDAY!!!! You can do all those things (and more!) if you virtually homeschool! The best part of pajama/sleeping in/movie day is that we can still “go to school” — when we want to!
Take yesterday, for example. I awoke to a beautifully, quiet house, bright and early, and decided to let the kiddos sleep in. My hubby had taken our 16 year old, “M”, to work with him, so I had the house all to myself—not to mention the fact that I didn’t have to share the computer, yet 🙂 Six year old “J” wandered into my room at 9:00 am, crawled into bed with me, and we had some much needed cuddle-time. At 10:00 am, ten year old “R” rolled out of bed, found her way to my room, and joined the cuddle-party. At 11:00 am, we all decided it was time for breakfast — or lunch — and finally located the kitchen. Fortunately, for us, it was right where we had left it the night before — YAY!!! After much debate about when to start our daily lessons, we agreed to watch a movie first — “The Real George Washington: Revealed”.
AHA! Social studies lesson on DVR! This, of course, is the way a virtual/homeschooling momma thinks 🙂
This one hour movie took us two hours to watch because it prompted so many questions:
“Was George Washington a bad man?”
“Why don’t they teach us the truth in school?”
“What about Abraham Lincoln? Are there things we don’t know about him?”
As it turns out, American history wasn’t the only lesson gleaned during this adventure. We had a wonderful conversation about the risk — and sin — of idolizing politicians (or celebrities or sports figures). We were able to talk about the fact that no one is perfect or deserves to be worshiped except for God our Father and our savior, Jesus Christ.
After our movie, we DID complete other lessons, but I don’t think they were as deep and meaningful as the lesson we had already learned — education needs to be on our terms and at our own pace.
So, celebrate Wednesday — or Monday — or Thursday! Celebrate the life lessons we learn in the little things every day!
God Bless 🙂