I‘m a fairly academically-minded homeschooler. It could be the former public school teacher in me. It could be my big head. But I like to know that my kids are making progress through their curriculum. I like to know that they score at or above grade level on standardized tests. I like to know that “the experiement is working” — at least from an academic perspective.
But I’m also learning to be a realist: things don’t always go according to plan.
- Kids get sick.
- It takes me a week to prepare for a week’s vacation and another week to recover.
- The library doesn’t always deliver on time the book I reserved three weeks ago.
- On occasion, a child will be sporting two left shoes.
Life is subject to change.
Any variety of moods, household projects, or illness can get in the way of my best-laid plans. Consequently, I have to adjust — and so does my homeschool.