I Blew It, Again!

Oh, man! I feel like I’ve really blown it with my Aspie son again! We just had our second major argument of the day. I needed him to go get the dishes done, his chore this week. He was in his room playing with his Legos. I called him several times with no answer.

At first I thought maybe he didn’t hear me. I mean the door was closed and Legos make a lot of noise when you are moving them around looking for one in particular. So I opened the door and called him to come with me. He still ignored me.

True, he was being extremely disrespectful by ignoring me like that. Yet, I know that this child does NOT switch gears easily. Not sure how I could have done this after he ignored me the way he did, but I should have given him time to adjust to time to go wash dishes.

Instead it ended in a screaming match and me having to ground him a few more days. Lord, please help me to remember to give this child time to switch gears before I end up putting him in a position where he is being disrespectful to me.

How are Homeschools Like Snowflakes?

How are homeschools like snowflakes? No two look the same! Most people think we are flakes because we spend all day with our kids. Some days I would argue, but most days I agree!

But seriously, in the past I’ve found myself trying to make our homeschool look just like my friend’s. I’ve even tried to make our homeschool look like some fanciful image from my imagination. In this image all my kids are eager to learn and sit around our kitchen table, quietly anticipating each nugget of wisdom that drops from their mother’s lips. Yeah, RIGHT! Our reality looks NOTHING like that!

This is what our homeschool looks like:

  • One son who wakes at the crack of dawn every morning.
  • Another son who has inherited his mother’s insomnia and therefore sleeps in most mornings.
  • Three children who will do as little school work as they can get away with so they can get on to gaming.
  • Three children who are anything but quiet!
  • Three children who are, well, CHILDREN.
  • A mom who has to really work to be organized.

And you know what? It’s ok! My children are learning and progressing and I’m sure yours are too. So relax and rejoice in your flakiness! Happy Homeschooling 😉