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    Default Ever have one of those days

    When you wonder how on earth you got the ridiculous notion that you could homeschooland that you would enjoy it and that it would be so much better than ps for all involved?

    And then the reality of the day hits you and your in heap crying on the floor, do you ever?

    Welcome to my day!!!!

    But now I'm off to visit some friends cause obviously I need it lol!!!

    This too shall pass, this too shall pass

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    Um, yes? Usually when I have one of those days I later realize it has been much too long since I've had a break and some time on my own, with grownups. So enjoy your visit! I hope tomorrow is a better day.
    -Hampchick (aka Dawn)
    Eclectic homeschooler of EJ (8) and JD (5.5)
    I sometimes blog: Meandering Homeschool

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    Definitely, I'm sure we all do! Sometimes my son has a terrible attitude and I find myself almost negotiating with him to convince him to finish the work. ie. " just one more thing, then we can play outside." He is good at making me feel actually guilty for giving him school work. I try not to let that happen. I want him to enjoy learning but let's face it, some of the work is boring.
    Homeschooling two boys, ages 7 and 11

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    Yep... I have been to the DMV THREE times today. Each line was an hour long..... that is after you spend an hour trying to find/jockey for a parking spot...


    Does that count as "one of those days"?

    DMV = Department of Motor Vehicles. (place to pay tax on vehicles, titles, drivers permits etc etc etc)

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    I'm having one of those days today and I'm not even homeschooling yet! (DD is in 1/2 day K). I suddenly started wondering what I could have possibly been thinking in the first place with this whole homeschool notion. Now I am back to being happy with my decision to homeschool. It is a good decision, right? RIGHT??
    homeschooling mother of Louisa (10yo) and Daniel (7yo)

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    Yeah, M1 has been very "Aspie" lately. It's about to drive me completely insane.

    So I'm drinking, too.

    Cheers! *raises her Smirnoff Ice*
    Sarah B., Oklahoma

    "By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest." - Confucius

    Blog: Our Sunnyview

    Less-than-Zenlike mother of:
    M1 - The Boy, age 11, home since 2009 - loves science, swimming, and folk music
    M2 - The Girl, age 9, home since 2012 - loves anatomy, the arts, and her violin

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    Except for yesterday, Hurricane has been crazy. Bonkers. Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. I've been trying to go with the flow, but between that and his very needy brother being home sick from pre-K, it's been a bit harried around here, too. But to quote the great fictional motivational speaker Stuart Smalley, we're good enough, we're smart enough, and doggone it, our kids like us.
    Dad (39) to 2 DSs Hurricane (aka Nathan, 11) and Tornado (aka Trevor, 7)
    He likes to think he knows what he's doing. Please don't burst his bubble by telling him otherwise...

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    Yup! I have those at least once a week! I too chant to myself "this too shall pass"
    Sam, mom to 4 (2 boys 12 and 15, living with their other parents, homeschooling 3 girls, mine - 9 (grades 3-6) and the 2 yr old (who thinks she's in Kindergarten) and my niece 11 (grades 3-6), wife, coffee addict and new homeschooling lifer. Hand-written eclectic curriculum with a mix of workbooks, internet and life.
    Bumbling our way through our second year - Homeschooling Newbie

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    Oh far out my post doesn't even make sense lol!!!!

    I had a nice couple of hours break, but even there my 9 year old had to be told off, my 2 year old had a melt down and my 6 year old was her usual whiney self...I think I may go find a showvel and start digging a hole.

    There is such a huge part of me that just wants to throw the bookwork away and unschool until my 2 year old can cope a little better with it all.....but then I give myself the guilts and can't do it...I do really wonder if I am cut out for all of this, me crying and kids crying is not the way to go :-( :-(

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    Eclectically Home Schooling 3 Kiddos Down Under ~ DS 14 ~ DD 11 ~ DS 7

    “Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” ~Aristotle

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    Hugs to you Kylie. It's hard with a toddler. I found things settled down quite a lot once the toddler hit 3/4. Hope tomorrow is better. Do you at least have some chocolate ?! Maybe you could take the rest of the week off and get everyone back on an even keel ? And I forbid you to feel guilty about it!

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