The best part about homeschooling is summer.
Can I say that?
Is summer actually a part of homeschooling? Probably not. But it’s still my favorite part.
I am pretty sure that no one in my house is as happy as I am that summer break is upon us.
As a homeschooling mom, I work just as hard (probably harder) than my children do during the school year. They just have to complete their work. I have to teach, guide, instruct, assign, grade, and kick 4 butts if they aren’t doing what they are supposed to be doing. Busy.
I am a busy girl during the school year. When a break comes (Thanksgiving, Christmas, SUMMER!!!) I am getting my party on, my friends!
We wrapped up our last week of the year, took final exams, gave each other high-fives, and ate cookies. Then we mustered up the courage to conquer the “homeschool closet.”
This is what it looked like. We have 4 children working, drawing, creating, reading, and being educated in our home……… There are going to be some supplies.
Books, play-doh, crayons, markers, color pencils, paper, pens, white boards, clay, workbooks, notebooks, journals, syllabuses, book bags, science beakers, specimens, dissection tools, microscopes, bunson burners, magnifying glasses, scissors, protractors, compasses, stamps, ink, shrinky-dinks and all sorts of other wonderful things are necessary to educate children. At least, in our classroom they are necessary (wink).
Well, I really like organization. It does not come naturally to me, however, I like things neat and tidy. I try to put forth the effort to be organized. My 4 children do not share my desire for tidiness and order.
Yup. I’m going to blame this mess on them. All their fault.
The good news is…….. if I am completely honest……. the good news is that I will not have to reorganize this mess alone. I have a daughter who is GIFTED in organizing.
Not only does it come extremely naturally to her, it fills her cup, if you know what I mean. Her cup overfloweth. Her cup runneth over. She is giddy with joy and happiness because she is operating in her strength.
Happy happy girl.
Which makes me a happy, happy mommy because my homeschool closet looks like this now.
My personal organizer (who is 13) and I got this licked in no time.
Here’s the before and after:
YEA! Clean and organized. I love my big girl!