November 18, 2008

Homeschool Self Flagelation At It's Worst

I've really been beating myself up over my homeschooling or lack thereof over the past month.

"I'm so boring"

"I'm not doing enough"

"We are so behind"

"I'm such a bad Mom because I'm just not interested"

But today I had one of those moments where I realized I'm just not sucking as much as I think I am.

We were riding in the car to Grandma's house today where I was going to drop the kids off and head to a meeting that was causing me some stress, worry and doubt. So I let the kids know how anxious I was and asked my oldest to lead us in some prayers for their good ole mom.

Elijah started and his prayers were so wise and profound that I was totally blessed. And one right after the other, all the way down to 5 year old Gabe, they whipped out some heartfelt words and petitions that brought me peace and a sense of covering and a true pride in the little (and big) people they are.

And it suddenly hit me how much they HAVE learned.

I still kind of suck at the academic part lately but I'm pretty happy with the other stuff.

11 comments:

Halfmoon Girl said...

Oh that made me tear up. I think you can stop kicking yourself, sounds like the priorities are straight around your house after all!

WendyDarling said...

Academics they can learn anytime, at any age. Character and love for God has to be taught when they're young. You doing a great job. :-)

mylittleducks5 said...

Sounds like you are doing a great job! You were honest, shared your fears,then encouraged your kids to seek the Lord in those times and showed them what to do. What better lesson could be taught:)
:>Michelle

Emily said...

Ka-ching. Parenting jackpot my friend.

Terri and Bob said...

When you have good character under your belt, the rest comes in good time. Nicely done!

Miriam said...

Ditto what everyone else has said already.

EEEEMommy said...

Don't be anxious. Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things shall be added. :)

carrie said...

that's wonderful.

Happyhome said...

That is really what it's all about. The academics? Just icing on the cake!

Scott said...

First things first! I'd rather my girls one day find boys who know their God and pray than boys who are just book smart. :)

Cyndy said...

You go girl! Been there, doing that, and am always wonderfully blessed when I find out they are learning the important stuff!

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