Thursday, December 06, 2007

One of THOSE days

For all of my fellow homeschoolers, do you ever have those days where the idea of sending your children to public school sounds so tempting? Admit it, I know you do. I know I'm not the only one. Oh, imagine the quietness, the peace, the order! No more having to deal with fighting kids. No more listening to their whining. No more dealing with their fits when you show them a mistake in their work. Today is one of those days where I have had it. I am SO frustrated. If they aren't fighting then they're making a huge mess. Or breaking something. Or crying because I tell them password is one word and not too. Or fussing over their math work saying its hard. Or forgetting the word that they JUST read. We're supposed to head to the base today to the tree lighting ceremony but I'm tempted to stick them all in their beds, lock the doors and hide in my room with the door locked. But on the other hand I really desire the fellowship and encouragement from my friends. At least they're finally listening and they quickly picked up downstairs- only because I finally threw a fit! And then I feel guilty because I read my 'The Power of Motherhood' book and I wonder when I'll get to the point of having JOY in my mothering and of being patient and kind. I've got a long way to go.

***This is a venting post. I will never send my kids to the public schools so I wish no condemnation from people! I really just need to vent!


Aduladi' said...

I am sending you a HUGE HUG! I have thought that several times (a day, LOL!) and I know the frustration of wearing all those glorious "hats".

I know you are strongly convicted to homeschool, but you are also allowed to vent a little and dream about a day sans the children!

Jodie said...

I feel your pain. Even though I work full time and my kids go to daycare, the 6 or so hours I am with them (awake) still produces moments like yours. Its even worse now that we're couped up inside.

So I am sending you hugs too. Its hard to be a good mom!!!

Amie said...

ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh yeah.

Anonymous said...

Well, I can tell you straight up that my kids Do go to public school and we STILL have days like that. LOL!
Good for you, still going to the base. When my kids were little and they acted up, I would say the heck with MOPS, Playgroup, or whatever i had planned for that day because it was too much trouble, that choice always ended up with all of us miserable and cooped up. You're an awesome mom. Kids just have bad days sometimes, same as us.
take care,

Anonymous said...

I think you must be exaggerating about my grandkids!

Wethyb said...

Vent away!