My husband has designated himself the “Principal” of our school, and delegated the majority of the teaching to me. Today we were starting our day when he came to visit. He’s working from home right now. School of course stopped while he played and teased my kids. I felt flustered: how will I get everything done?! We’re getting behind for the day!
But then I stop to think. What could be better than my kids seeing their father? They see that he works in his office the majority of the time, but they also get delightful breaks from studying to visit with him, show them what they’ve been doing, and generally get in a laugh in the midst of our studying.
When my son was 1 and 2 years old, the age my daughter is right now, my husband traveled weekly. He was gone from Monday morning to Thursday night. What a blessing that not only is he no longer travelling, but he’s also working from home right now!
Homeschooling can wait sometimes. Family is what it is all about.
- What role does your spouse play in your homeschooling?
- How do you regain focus in your school time when you’ve had a distraction such a visit from the “principal”?
I ask you school teachers too. Yes, those brain breaks are good, but there is a lot of lost time regrouping afterwards!