I’ve been part-time homeschooling William since the 1st grade. He goes to school 2 days per week, and the other two I manage his work at home. We take Friday’s off. It’s awesome and I’m a pro, you guys. I’m organized. I’m ON IT. Nothing can phase me now! I EVEN OWN A LAMINATOR FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE!
There’s a giant “S” on my chest, is what I’m trying to tell you.
But then I went and enrolled Paige in Kindergarten at the same school. Which means that now I have not just one, but TWO children to manage on homeschool days. But was I worried? OH NOOOOO, because I’m a pro who owns a laminator. Step aside sissies and watch how it’s DONE.
Heh. Yeah, I cried twice today.
You see, there is a wee bit of difference in the workload of a Kindergartener as compared to a 3rd grader. Third graders are doing Latin and solving complicated math problems. Kindgergarteners? Are cutting. And glueing. Which is a whole different thing, and yet very very hard when you’re five years old.
Add to this weird divergence in skill sets, a child (PAIGE) who TALK all all alllllll of the time about everything. She NARRATES every single thing she’s doing all day long. ”I’m going to cut this!” “Oooooh! I did a great job cutting!” ”This is so pretty!” “Lalala I’m going to sing a song about cutting!”.
You guys, it’s like Kindergarten Tourette’s. She can’t help herself.
Meanwhile, William and I are both trying to do our work (because, remember? I HAVE A JOB TOO!). But, there’s no working when someone (PAIGE) is talking about everything all the time.
Then? Paige finished HOURS before William did. And I did not plan for this. And no amount of laminating will fix it. So I did the only thing I could think of. I made her sort the craft bucket into little bowls.
I made it sound exciting, and FUN! Woo! Someone on Facebook commented that “sorting is very Montessori method”, so really? I’m a genius, and not a desperate, slightly jerk-y mother!
Oh! And apparently my kid (WILLIAM), when asked to define specific scientific terms, just MAKES THINGS UP.
Oh yeah. I am *totally* getting my cape revoked.