approach. A lot of people believe that
because we are homeschoolers we aren’t busy.
That really isn’t accurate.
morning, but the extracurricular activities are always there, and that makes
our evenings a little crazy!
a real job now) plays varsity at the high school in our community, and helped
some with the clinic yesterday. I know
that is part of the reason Emma is excited to play, she definitely looks up to
beginning of November. This will be the
first year we have two children involved in activities, and honestly I am
and then to add one more child to the mix.
kids. Since we homeschool, we seem to
have “unlimited time.” Instead of
knowing we need to be in school between certain hours, and make sure we have
time for homework etc. we have a little more freedom with our schedule. It is easy to think, oh, it is only a few
nights each week, but what ends up happening is we are all coming and going,
and that is hard for me as a mom and especially as an introvert.
one activity at a time. So right now,
that is Field Hockey for Emma, and then it will be Basketball for both Emma and
that. Emma also wants to be in Brownies
this year, she and Jack are both interested in 4-H, and I want them
to take piano lessons. There is the co-op we are interested in joining and the extra field trips. The play group at the Farmers’ Market is in there as well. So, the one
activity per season doesn’t seem realistic. Perhaps it is because we are homeschoolers that all that extra is involved.
opportunity as possible. It seems like
the amount of scheduling for our kids is so much more than when I was
younger. I don’t want to overwhelm them,
I also don’t want them to feel left out because their friends are involved in
so many activities.
that last fall was incredibly busy, between bringing home a new baby, Emma
having piano, Daisies (Girl Scouts), and basketball. The weekends were full, the evenings were
full, and I was definitely sleep deprived!
the crazy busy again. But, it is definitely
an adjustment after the long lazy days of summer. This is all so new to me and I am trying to
find my way the best I can, and doing what is best for my kids and family.
activities in your home? Do your kids
participate in everything? Do you have a
limit per season?