Thursday, September 3, 2009

I've lost it! I've really lost it this time. I can't find the fruit of the spirit anywhere...

This is only day 3 of homeschooling for the fall, and I'm going crazy. The kids are trying my patience in every which way and if I had a heart-problem, I'd probably be hospitalized at this point because of the excess stress and elevated heart-rate.

I don't know if this is just a symptom of all of us adjusting to the new schedule - I know it can take a few weeks to get used to sitting down in a controlled manner, getting the bookwork done - but I don't know how I will do it if something doesn't change. I have about 14 weeks of curriculum that I really want to get finished by Christmas, so my goals right now are really important! I just don't know how to motivate my kids to be more... attentive, quiet, helpful, grateful!

Then, on top of that, I have a 1 1/2 year old who is so clingy and wants to be in my arms or on my lap any time he's not stuffing his mouth in the high chair or sleeping.

Okay... I think I'll be searching for some motivational tools. Like a star chart or treats... for ME! Well, I guess I could do something for the kids too.

Now that I've vented, there will be a positive list of ideas on my next blog post...