Motherhood

Welcoming Another School Year

Homeschool year two, ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ! โฃ
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Last year was a bit rough when it came to homeschooling. I was second-guessing ๐™€๐™‘๐™€๐™๐™”๐™๐™ƒ๐™„๐™‰๐™‚. At times, I felt like I wasnโ€™t doing enough. Because of the pandemic, I gave myself this extra pressure of perfection. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ? ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜บ? ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ? ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ? It was a chaotic mess inside my mind. I felt as if needed to surround my kids with as much normalcy because they were losing so much. Which made me spiraled into this ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ. Because normalcy was out the window and it didnโ€™t matter how much I planned, that year was different for all of us. My kids and I did the best we could offer.
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This year, Iโ€™m going in with more confidence. At least, at this moment, I feel confident. The likelihood of it lasting is ๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—˜. But, Iโ€™m going to avoid that reality for now and focus on the ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด. Iโ€™m looking at our first year, as trial and error. This time around, I have a sense of what works and doesnโ€™t work for my kids. As well as, myself. My biggest ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ this year will be to stop second-guessing. I need to trust in myself that I know my kids. And, be okay when things arenโ€™t ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต.โฃ
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So, to all the parents going into this school year, (๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค, ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ), give yourself credit for adjusting to ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€. Be proud of yourself and your kids for making it through, even with all the setbacks. Sometimes, just ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด is enough.

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