Monday, March 19, 2012

Permission Granted


So.....

Subtlety has never been a strength of mine.

On that note, I'm just going to jump right in and start unpacking my brain.

Buckle up... it may be a bumpy ride ;)

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I miss blogging.

I haven't blogged in a really long time and I look at my blog and 
I want to share all the things that are going on over here. 
But when I look at my blog I feel *obligated* to blog about homeschooling.

The thing is-

I don't want to blog about homeschooling.

This blog didn't start out as an
*exaggerated finger quotes here*

"homeschooling blog."

It was just a "this is me" kinda blog.

But somewhere along the line-- when homeschooling occupied a large portion of my life-
this blog reflected that.

Do we still homeschool?

Yes.

But it is different.

Having one high schooler, one middle schooler, and one grade schooler means that
a large portion of our homeschooling is independent work.

I mean really, how many pictures could I possibly post of Abby reading at her desk??!!

To quote my daughter,
"I sit in the { high school } room all day."

She isn't complaining (usually). 
She is simply stating a fact.

Half of the time, Charlotte is sitting up there with her doing her independent work.

Elijah is drawing pictures and playing with Legos by the fireplace...

in his pajamas...

while we're trying to complete
math and spelling.

This, my friends, is life in all of it's ordinariness. 

If you want to know what we're doing in school-
imagine us sitting with you 
and it probably looks remarkably close to that.

Whew.
Even talking about school this much is making my head spin.

This post did have a point, right?

Oh yes!

Permission Granted.

I am hereby giving myself permission to blog about whatever I want :)

Imagine that.

If it happens to be school related- fine.

But really, I just need a place to unpack my brain.
It's getting full in here.

I just wanted to warn you that we are shifting gears a little.

Getting back to the "old days," so to speak.

I would love for you to join me on this ride.

And thank you to Marsha for her post today because it lit a fire to write this and get the ball rolling.

So, enough about me and my drama!
How are you??



 

6 comments:

Mary Lou said...

Yeah! You are back! A bright spot in my day!

Lisa said...

Good for you! Our lives are so much more than homeschooling! I often post about school on my blog, but not always. In fact, I regret naming my blog "Homeschool Days." I was new to blogging at the time and not very imaginative with the name.

I hope you will still host the MFW Blog Roll though. I really do enjoy it. :)

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

I'm so glad you are feeling freedom to post what you want. A mishmash of topics is always fun-- just like your blog name. :)

Hey, I was hitting the comment button below the post and under the "Looking for Something?" search bar, it showed this and made me literally laugh out loud.

Popular Searches
character trait fish bladder mireya rome notebooking... fih fish phyisical science...

I hope it's not a homeschooling parent typing that! ;)

Serious Cakes said...

Ha! I had a dream about you last night! I dreamt we sat down to talk, lol, not school related :D Happy to see you back and excited to read whatever you feel like posting :)

-Janel

Lainie said...

ML-- how sweet you are!

Lisa-- I actually gave the blogroll over to someone. Far above rubies is the blog name. i hope to get a link up soon!

Marsha-- those searches were funny :D

Janel!-- I think about you whenever I see cake :D

Susan said...

Ok, I totally related to this post! By the way I have a 14yo, 13yo, 10yo girls!

Looking for something??