Seriously, I did not think it would take this much out of me. I got home at 6:30 today and I thought I would fall asleep as soon as I finished dinner (which, luckily, my awesome DH had cooked and it was just ready as I walked in the door)! I forced myself to take a shower and then make copies of some things I need.
I didn't get to check DSs math yet, I have been keeping up with everything as they do it, but today got away from me. I had to leave just before 2 to go to work and was gone until 6:30. I don't have to work a lot, and I am so grateful, but even just the few hours a day is exhausting! Not to mention that my job is not an easy one, it's tiring in itself!
My kids are mostly independent, but I do sit right there with them and we all do some subjects together. I need to be closeby to answer their questions, I thought I could do some lesson planning and organization while they do schoolwork, but it's impossible. I have been trying to print labels for their notebooks all week!
Don't get me wrong, I am LOVING homeschooling. It has been awesome watching them learn and knowing exactly what they are learning. The BEST thing is that I have absolutely no "mom guilt" anymore. (OK it's only been a few days, but...) I spend all morning with them teaching them and watching them learn. Then I get a bit of alone time on my drive to work, I do a job I really enjoy, a little more alone time on the drive home, eat dinner with my family, then spend time alone with DH before he heads off to work. It is an awesome balance and I feel so incredibly blessed.
...But I am soooo tired!