Written by Melissa Camara Wilkins
Today is Pajama Day at our homeschool.
(That just means that we’re eating lunch in our P.J.s, you understand.)
There won’t be any assemblies or pajama-related relay races. We needed a day of rest and reading in loungewear, so we took one.
One of my favorite things about homeschooling is that we’re free to build a lifestyle that fits our family. From the ways we homeschool to the whys behind our homeschool, we get to choose.
But sometimes I kind of forget. I forget that I’m not required to homeschool in any certain way. I forget that our days are not just a series of events to trudge through, on the way from breakfast to bedtime.
It’s easy to slip into thinking of ourselves as being required to do a bunch of homeschooling tasks—but I want to homeschool from a place of inspiration.
Just like we want to inspire not require our kids to learn, I want to be inspired-not-required as a homeschooling parent.
Here’s how I try to bump the inspiration level up a notch when I’m not feeling it.