...I simply love and go with the flow.
As I grow more and more as a person, wife, mother and teacher I learn. Yes, it's pretty simple really.
Learning is so great and I am learning to not worry if I miss what was on today's homeschooling schedule for I now understand that learning for my children is not just what is on the pages but what they experience, the people they meet, how they communicate to a child and an elderly person.
Learning is happening every second of the day.
Today my Mum came down at 9am with a beautiful lady who has been a very close family friend for all my life. Mary (different name for privacy) absolutely adores children and my children were instantly attracted to her. Children are far from silly and they know when an adult wants to be with them. My son (9) began to give her a tour of his veggie garden, his chickens and his latest lizards.
Mary was so delighted in all the animals and in how my children had no inhibitions, looked her in the eye when they spoke and showed great respect. I am learning to really savour moments like that, for I can get very picky with my kids and just focus on there bad habits and flaws and totally miss the incredible qualities that God has placed inside of them.
Moments like these are what make homeschooling so rewarding for me!
Also today my phone has been running hot with enquires for our B&B apartments so my Mum and Mary took Joshua & Grace on a nature walk and they all had a delightful time. What a special treasure for my children to share in.
Right now my husband, Joshua & Grace have been preparing our summer veggie garden, collecting sticks and planting all our fresh vegetables.
What a wonderful day of living education.
"The question is not—how much does the youth know when he has finished his education—but how much does he care? and about how many orders of things does he care? In fact, how large is the room in which he finds his feet set? and, therefore, how full is the life he has before him?"
— Charlotte Mason