As a full-time teacher, I look forward to the idea of summer. In my head, the season brings long, leisurely days filled with picnics, playing in the water, and campfires with roasting marshmallows when the sun goes down.
In reality, summer days are long, but not always in a good way.
Now that we are in summer, our house is hot there is a low tolerance for the heat. We notice our tone is often cranky and the higher temperatures are tiring so the loud hum of our window air conditioner is continuous.
My son tries to avoid the sun and accompanying heat. If it was up to him, he would hibernate until the leaves began to fall.
My TBP has always been an early riser so our day starts close to seven o’clock, seven days a week. He doesn’t wake at a slow pace as I do; instead he is full on awake and raring to go!
Even after breakfast, chores, math, science and reading, there are still a lot of hours left in the day.
Now that I am a homeschooling mom, I’m worried about this oh-boy-this-is-a-long-day feeling being present more often.
Am I the only one? Does anyone else ever look at the clock and think, “Really? It’s only 11:30 am?”
Yes, I could create a packed schedule, filled with errands and activities, but I’m taking a break from the teacher thing and thought I would try not planning what I was going to do at every minute of the day.
Homeschool mamas, or actually any parents, do you have any hints? I would love to know!
PS. I hesitated to publish this because I truly am grateful that I can be home with my son.