This has been our first week transitioning out of Christmas break and into full-time homeschooling. Last semester Judah and Samuel (our two big boys, who are in school) were a part of a school that meets three days a week and then homeschools two. It was a nice middle ground for us. I needed that time to rest and breathe, but I still wanted to homeschool. Due to circumstances in the school we were required to pay more money each month until we decided that it would be better to full-time homeschool again. This change happened sooner than we expected and had planned for, but we're all embracing it.
I am very much in the midst of re-figuring out what it means to be solely responsible for their schooling. It is a transition, but this time I'm more prepared mentally and emotionally and I'm hoping that will make all the difference for me.
I plan to finally write a post on why we homeschool, as it's taken me three and a half years to fully understand and be able to communicate into words why. I'm blessed to spend my days with my four kids and I really do love it. I want to always remind myself of this on days that are tiring or difficult or challenging (like, when my daughter wakes up at 5:15 am again and my husband just so happens to be out of town for a few days). Blessed.