Tuesday, August 22, 2006
I'ts Been A Long Summer
As a ex-homeschooling mom (ex as in just finished up year #13), and last year being the first year to home school my 10 year old special needs boy ... I'm ready for a break and am actually looking forward to the start of school in two weeks (secret joy :) ; my batteries are needing recharged! This has been a long, hot summer that needs some relief. We moved to our current school district in April and he attended the last five weeks of school; doing actually quite well in his life skills class. With all that is on my smorgasbord platter called life, the thought of a smaller plate is appealing right about now. I just can't be all things to all people without having a break(down). So when the bus pulls up to my door on September 5th, I will gain a few hours a day (I only send him 1/2 day) for some down time ... i.e. : quiet time to read my Bible, cleaning the house, mowing the lawn, grocery shopping, clothes shopping, taking a walk with the dog, checking on the progress of the new home ... things that are difficult to do when he's home all day long. I can also forget for a few hours whether all the windows and doors are double bolted :) Caring for my special needs child is the biggest blessing, but a little "vacation" each morning will be a sweet reward.