I'm hosting a pity party and you are all invited. This week was so far from the, "Yay, Mom! We are so excited about starting school!" "Great, boys! This is going to be an awesome year!" week I had envisioned.
It went more like this:
Me: "Boys. Time to get up. We're starting school today."
Boys: "Noooooooooooooooooooooooo. We don't want to."
Nice. Real nice.
The week was FULL of whining (them), lost patience (me), and illness (all of us).
Maybe they can sense that I am just not "into it" this year. It's our 5th year homeschooling, and I am having a lot of difficulty getting motivated. I don't even want to browse through the crisp, oh-so-good smelling homeschool catalogs that arrive in the mail.
This summer has been difficult. Rough. I thought that by putting it to an end, we'd be able to put it behind us. I don't know. We'll see what next week brings.
Oh...and would you believe that I didn't even take a "First Day of School" picture? Maybe that was the problem.
If you feel like reading some previous Weekly Reports you can click on these links:
Weekly Report 07-08
Weekly Report 08-09
Weekly Report 09-10
ETA: Barb is a big source of inspiration and encouragement for me. Her blog post today could not have come at a better time. Had me in tears.