So I finally, finally, finally got my children's homeschool books in the mail. I've been waiting for so long it seems. I truly thought I'd be excited to have the whole summer off but I was so bored! I discovered how much I like a solid but some room for a fun schedule. We decided to get off the internet schooling bit and try some books. It's nice for a change. :) I want to see how the kids do getting to pick where they work on their books. Who knew I couldn't imagine sending away my kids to school every day? I miss them when they are away at their enrichment classes twice a week. My husband had to talk me into that one because two days was too many for me. Ladies ask me at times why I would want my kids home all day with me. My answer? Because one day they'll move away and I'll wish them to be home. I don't know what next year holds but for now, my babies are home. ;)
I still remember when Charles sat me down one day and told me that although he liked how clean the house was, he wondered how well I knew my kids. At first I was offended but I listened. He wanted me to worry less about a perfect house and more about our kids likes and dislikes. More than flavor of syrup. Deeper stuff. I promised him I would try. I have to clarify I'm extremely far from being a perfectionist. That doesn't mean I never tried to have a decent house. I worked very hard at being a good housewife. I left out being a really good mom though. A mom is more than someone who bathes, diapers, and feeds. She feeds the soul, learns the heart, and solves issues. She prays to be a discerning mom who knows what's being said in between the lines. I wasn't that mom but because Charles pointed it out, risked offending me, I figured out how to aim towards it. My first kid is now a teen. EEK!!! I seriously need God's wisdom. I may not have hit any rough patches but that doesn't mean I'm naïve enough to think none will come. I DO remember my teen years and I'm praying God's grace runs deep, deep. Heh heh.