Lori,LSH in MS wrote:I hesitate to even post because I have written so many posts encouraging others, but I am discouraged about homeschooling right now. I am not covering RTR like I want to with my oldest 2 or even what I did last year in CTG. I know why. I am teaching 2 to read this year and have a 7-mo. baby, I knew it would be hard, but now I am feeling how hard it is. By the time I get the basics covered with everyone (and we don't do a lot, just a little each day consistently) I'm tired and ready to stop. We are getting behind in History and Science. We only listen to the music in the car occasionally, haven't even opened GATHOA or Rosetta stone spanish.
I feel like a failure in housekeeping etc, but up until this year I felt I was really successful in teaching them. This year I don't even feel that.
I have thought about just taking a break by doing the basics and Christmas read alouds, but if I do that we won't finish RTR until next July or August. I'd rather slow it down though and cover it well than be stressed trying to meet a deadline. My kids are on the young side anyway because Adventures wasn't written when we needed it.
Anyway, It's hard not to feel successful in anything. And then to top it off, I was missing my dad who died last Dec 7th from cancer. He always loved Christmas and they were playing one of his favorite Christmas songs in the mall and I just cried. I'm crying now as I write this, but it helps to type it out. I have confidence that the Lord will get me through this He always has. It's just that this has been the hardest school year ever (did I mention that we moved too, ?) The only year that was harder was when I had 4 children under 5
Thanks for listening.
I just read your post and wanted you to know that my heart goes out to you. I prayed for you as soon as I finished reading. I will keep you in my prayers. I don't really "know" anyone on this board but that does not matter. I can still pray for you in your time of need. Keep your faith, because you are correct in the fact that God will work it all out.