As the new year began I had high hopes that we were going to get more scheduled and have a set routine. Over the past week I have been so stressed about what "needs to get done". Trying to fit it all in and sticking to my time chart, instead of sticking with my heart. Instead of having fun with the boys and let the learning come naturally, I am trying to force it on them. All the things I wanted to avoid from having them in a traditional school setting.
I read too much and always think I should be doing more when I know that I am doing enough. We do have times of focused learning where I suggest the activity. It is all good but it does not need to be on a perfect schedule.
I woke up, took a deep breath and told myself that it's time to let go of the high expectations. It only allows more stress into the house instead of more love and laughter.
We lingered a little more. There was a quiet peace. Letting go is good.