Purging for the holidays
Still no photos. I need a new USB cable.
But today I cleaned out my fall decorations. While adorning the house with touches of autumn, I also purged the storage tub. I plan on doing this with each holiday. Christmas will be the big challenge.
Check out the great organizational tool over at Homeschool in the Pines. Her homeschooling just got tidier.
I’ve purged something in our homeschool as well, my inherent need to keep everyone on task. I just read an article in Home School Enrichment, Sep/Oct 2007 issues, entitled Navigating Through Life, Raising kids to take responsibility and make wise decisions. This article helped me to see that we are entering into a new stage of homeschooling. Everything has a season. The season of training my kids to be responsible is ending, and the season of allowing them to be responsible on their own has begun. I will still be reminding my son from time to time, but really, my daughter needs to have the freedom to reap the consequences of her choices, be they good or bad. I’ve been practicing this for several days, and while I’ve slipped up here and there, overall I have felt a greater sense of liberty in our homeschool. I’m liking it. Now to continue on and make this new season a habit for me. How easy it is to slip back into the old routine, especially when I want them to get their stuff done.