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Written by Kara Anderson.
A few months ago, someone asked me if my kids ever don’t want to do school.
I smiled, because that was the type of question I wondered about early on, when I didn’t really know any homeschoolers.
I kind of knew one, and she was sort of mean. I was scared to ask her anything, because one time another mom asked her if her son could have the blue cup and she snapped: “We don’t do that here.” I knew then that the best course of action was just to run for my life.
So instead of asking her my homeschooling questions I took to the Internet, which was a huge mistake. Because the Internet has everything on it and that can be a bit overwhelming.
You read the blogs – doesn’t it feel sometimes like everyone else has it figured out?
I want to tell you that I don’t. There are definitely days when my kids just don’t want to do school.
There are resources we have tried that people swear by, and one or all of us hates it.
There are things other mamas do that frankly look like a lot of work, so I pin those things and never look at them again.
But every morning, I get up, I make my tea, and I start anyway. Here’s what that looks like on an average, imperfect day: