Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Homeschooling Hell


Not much to say today and not much time to say it- but I need a quick vent.

Most days go fairly smoothly. The kids are learning a lot and doing well in school. Then there are days like today. The boys were away at a viewing/funeral the last two days, so that put us behind schedule this week. I guess a day off added to their belief that they don't really have to work, so I've been cajoling for hours to get this work done before music lessons and Park Day.

I hate to take Park away, but the work is not getting done properly and if that's the only consequence that is going to get through to them, so be it. I will not accept half-@%& work and I'm tired of them trying to pull one over on me. Cole managed to fail his math lesson, but then get an A on the test. That tells me he just didn't try and didn't think I'd grade it today.

Two weeks ago, Chase had to sit with me and do math at the park for lying to me about having done it. I just found that he hasn't done the last two days this week either. Guess I know what he'll be doing if we even make it to the park.

Some days I get really sick of being the bad guy. I'd rather go hang with my goats. At the same time, I know that they really are learning more and doing better than they would be in school (and not learning things they don't need to be learning). Take a deep breath and pray, Kristin. Then crack the whip on the slackers!


  1. Oh boy, does that sound familiar!
    Sorry you are having a bad week.
    I have been there!

    1. I know we all go through it. And if they were in school, I'd probably have days where I was pulling my hair out over homework. So now it's 6:00 and I'm still cracking the whip on these assignments. At least I have wine to go with the whine.

  2. Get 'em, girl! You can do this. And they are just feeling their oats a little right now. I remember these days. I'm so sorry they're giving you a hard time, but you can get through this too. I'll be thinking of you!

  3. Girl, I don't need a whine to get wine!! You are a great and dedicated Mother. Hats off to you.