When I was taking one of my teaching "classes" via alternative certification, we listened to a speaker on organization. He began by describing several personality types. We were supposed to figure out which one we were. I knew the second he started mine.
He held up his hand with all five fingers spread. I thought, "That's about how many items/tasks I can focus on at once."
Then he said, "Some of you can only handle this much on your plate at one time." Like I said,...
He continued. "When a sixth item or task appears, and it is more important than one of the other five, something will fall off the radar until there is again space for it." Uh-huh. Yes, I concur that would be me, and something is about to replace you (speaker) on my list because I am sure I have more important things to do with my mental energy right now.
As of this moment, my five things are as follows:
1)Wife (that pretty much stays at the top unless a mothering emergency happens)
Clearly, you can see that Blogging is no where on that list. It would actually rank about 7 or 7b right now. Really, I want to do #5a at this moment, but thought I could take a 10 min break to do a quick 7-7b. I did take a few earlier to write this friend a letter. I say that here, so she knows when she gets it a month from now, it's because I don't have any stamps and even though you can buy them at the ATM for pete's sake, I'll still forget for at least three weeks.
Anyway, homeschooling is more challenging than I anticipated. My public school teacher self is still at odds with my homeschooling teacher self. You would think having been a teacher, HSing would be easier. In reality, it makes it so much more convoluted. Your brain is so trained to "do school" a certain way. HSing is much different. I am still so glad this is the path God has set us on. I can see Mini-me and I both have a lot to learn!
Time's up. See ya'll eventually. (Don't take me off your bloglines just yet. I'll get the hang of the new schedule sooner or later. Maybe I'll just start sleeping less. HA HA HA HA! Ok, really.)