Real Life Homeschooling

That’s the title of my post today at Writer…Interrupted. Here’s a hint, real life is full of real interruptions. The beauty of it is, they are very educational…for the most part!

Here’s another gem of a quote:

“Interruptions can be viewed as sources of irritation or opportunities for service, as moments lost or experience gained, as time wasted or horizons widened. They can annoy us or enrich us, get under our skin or give us a shot in the arm. Monopolize our minutes or spice our schedules, depending on our attitude toward them.” ~William Arthur Ward

Whether it’s a cross-country move, a family crisis, or a child facing a road block in the learning process…we’ve all had these “this too shall pass” times. I’d love to hear of your personal experiences in comments!

7 thoughts on “Real Life Homeschooling”

  1. I think the whole raising young children thing is a blessing and a curse. On the blessing side, you cannot replace the joy that they bring, and you look back wishing it didn’t go so fast.

    But when you’re in it, it seems like it goes on forever, and you’re constantly being tested, and having to keep up with where they are and what they are doing… It’s crazy sometimes!

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  2. I agree with MIn, my babies are my greatest joy and blessing. I feel sad inside when I know they are growing up and one day will be men. *tears*

    However, there are times I just want to strangle those teeny-tiny necks! hee…

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  3. Very well put, MIn…I cannot believe my oldest is ten already… :( Although I wouldn’t want to stunt their growth–because each year they grow even more precious–I wish there was some way to slow down time.

    Leticia, parenting is full of passion isn’t it? 😉 Gotta take the good with the bad, that’s for sure! Just as God does with us…

  4. Interruptions can be a blessing, well said! I know there have been times when my children have commanded my attention in the middle of a busy workday, and I’m all the happier for it when all is said and done. As I told my littlest today, “A hug from you makes my day so much better.” Know what he said? “That’s what children are for, mom.”

  5. When you allow a child to help you, he or she learns…lots of home economics lessons…how to fold and put away clothes…how to set the table…how to clear away dirty dishes…how to straighten a room…how to take responsibility for a pet or a younger sibling. When a child learns to obey, he learns to enjoy bringing that pleasure to his mom or dad. I see that all the time in your three, Mary. And your blogging friends are full-time real life teachers…wonderful to read about.

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