First Day of School

After days of begging and pleading my boys won me over and we started our homeschooling adventure on August 31st.

Not too shabby for a “first day” selfie

My hooligans were amazing. That first day was great! We implemented a new routine a few weeks ago and it paid off. We did our morning checklist and got moving. It has been a juggle and all last week we saw some tears (mostly me) we saw some joy (again, mostly me) and we had fun adjusting our expectations (errrrr, me again) and getting the hang of things. we laughed a lot, and did I mention the tears? Well, it has been hard. For sure. The stark reality that I don’t have enough of me to go around to all my littles at all times is tough. The reality that I have to wear many different hats at all times is daunting. But we did it. And honestly as much as some moments really tested me, I think this will be a good fit for us.

Crosby is 5 years old, weighs 43lbs and is 3ft 8in tall. He has done 2 previous years at an Early Learning Center. This adjustment has been tricky for him. What he knows and expects from school is vastly different than what we do at home. But I know he’s up to the task.

Kobe is 2, almost 3 (sept 23), he weighs 33lbs and is 3ft 1.5in tall. He has no previous experience. He had originally enrolled him in a preschool starting January 2021. And depending on how things go between now and then it may still be an option. But, he has no clue what to expect and honestly I think he may be a bit bored with some of the tasks. He’s also so little that the attention span is very….. short. There are lots of little moments of energy explosions and then all of a sudden he’s off running around like an air plane. We’re making it work and I think he’s gonna do just fine!

Both Crosby and Kobe want to be just like their daddy when they grow up. Occasionally they switch it up to a fireman or a police officer. But usually they want to work hard and with their hands. It’s adorable how much they look up to their daddy. They think his job is the coolest job in the world.

Last but not least is the tiniest bro bro- Cameron. I am not doing anything specific with him since we are sooo little still- but can I just say I think he’ll turn out to be a smart little cookie. Simply from just watching and observing his big bro bro’s doing all the hard work and learning so well. However- he was not a fan of the first day of school pictures. Actually he wasn’t a fan of anything school related this last week. You see, being the baby of the family, he enjoys crying and begging for my attention 110% of the time. If he doesn’t have my attention at all times- it gets loud. Haha. Little stinker. It’s a good thing he’s so darn cute.

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  1. I’m homeschooling our boys too—mine are 4 (almost 5) & 2 (almost 3), & what an adventure it’s been thus far. We joined a local co-op & began attended classes last spring, then COVID happened. Our co-op is doing Zoom classes, but we’re opting out until in-person can happen again.
    My older son is all about school & loves doing everything; my younger son is doing a lot of play dough, puzzles, shaving cream play, & other developmentally appropriate activities.
    I’m so excited to follow your homeschool journey with your precious boys—I love meeting other homeschooling families!!!🥰🥰🥰

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