Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Another children' book idea.

Instead I Was a MOM

I could done a LOAD of laundry
but instead I dumped a LOAD of trucks.

I could have made stew from SCRATCH
but instead I made a playdough from SCRATCH.

I could have WASHED the dishes up
but instead I WASHED toy cars up.

I could have WIPED the walls and counters
but instead I WIPED the etch a sketch clean.

I could have CLEARED the cupboard out
but instead I CLEARED my child's eyes.

I could have MADE my bed
but instead I MADE the planet Venus.

I could have folded my LONG line of clothes
but instead I sprayed water from a LONG line of hose.

I could have TOOK the garbage out
but instead I TOOK my son out.

I could have PREPARED lunches for tomorrow
but instead I emotionally PREPARED my son for tomorrow.

Today I could have WORKED and kept up with the HOUSE.
I could have cleaned, tidied, scrubbed and washed.
But instead I PLAYED, laughed, SANG and DANCED.

I know in the FUTURE, he won't remember if the house was CLEAN
But he will REMEMBER how he FELT when MOM was AROUND.

-Amanda Biden

Monday, April 6, 2015

All about cars

Today is all about cars. Car tracks, race cars, large trucks, 4 by 4's. They play and play and play. And they are 3 and 5. They are both so smart and as a homeschooler I think, so maybe today I will homeschool. And then I watch them play with their cars and I say to myself. Good job, I'm done.

Because at our home, we value play. Playing is part of learning and growing. As we grow, the most important part of my job is to make sure they continue to play and learn and grow. I want to make sure I don't stifle their creativity by educating it out of them.

I find the hardest part of homeschooling is keeping the confidence that I am indeed creating the right path for my children. It's my confidence only that falters. It is never their's, they are always sure that what they are doing is indeed what they need to be doing!

Learning to trust and let go today.