Lite Brite and the First Day of Homeschool
I took these images on the first day I attempted to homeschool my son for preschool. Oh, the ideas that swirled in my head that day... I'm now writing this post months later. I have found it incredibly difficult to do any kind of formalized project or intentional activity just with my 4-year-old son without my 2-year-old daughter being a 2-year-old. Of course, when I put this in writing it sounds incredibly obvious, but Pinterest and snippets of other people's successes had lured me into thinking this was possible.
Attempting to homeschool at such a young age has taught me that it's not going to go according to how I think it's going to go. I've let go and let things happen more organically, at his request. We spend baby naptime working on things. Sometimes. And sometimes I just want that time to myself.
It's been a year of him guiding me and me continuing to realize what I've known all along - that children are constantly learning. And this is what he's teaching me. I'm also learning I don't think homeschooling is for me, at least not now.