Let it be known...let me shout it from the rooftops for all to hear:
Homeschooling mama's are amazing!!!!
Seriously, how do you do it? How many of you had backgrounds in teaching prior to making the decision to homeschool?!
This week, I have essentially been a homeschooling mama...with two of my three school aged children home with (what I'm assuming is) H1N1, all week long, we've gotten some homework from school to keep up a little (or try).
But, geepers, Lou!! I find myself saying things like, "1+1=2, what do you mean why? Just because, that's what it is! What do you mean you don't understand?"
I know. I'm awful...but I don't have the foggiest on how to teach!?!?! When I try to explain something, I'm always questioning if I'm doing it right, am I explaining things over their heads or way beneath them?!
I think I need a donut.
And we've only been at it for, oh...3 minutes.
Sigh...I just feel like grabbing the darn worksheet and filling it out myself!
Throw me in a room with a mama and a crowning baby and I'll perform like a well oiled machine...throw me in a room with my kids and their math home work, and I'm all gummed up, rusted out, broken down.
Help me, my friends!! Tips, ideas, suggestions! (wanna just do it for me?) I'm clueless, and I feel like a horrible mama...for Pete's sake, I should be able to help my second grader with her math!!!
Homeschooling mamas, you have my undying respect, admiration, and love.
Yes, it's true, homeschooling mama, I love you.