Wow. We've made it to Week 7.
Today was Monday, even though it was Friday. Good thing, too, because we're going on a field trip on the real Monday. So, Tuesday will be Tuesday, and my three days of grace I built into the start of the school year will be all gone. That's okay, though. I was getting myself confused as to what day of the week it really was, and that's not usually a good thing.
I'm amazed that with seven weeks in a row of taking my son to the doctor (a 3 to 4 hour door-to-door journey), we didn't actually get behind. It's probably good that it coincided with the beginning of the school year when things are moving slowly along. I'm sure Fritz would have spent many of the last Saturdays making up school work if he attended a traditional school. Now, we're down to only once a month, but with surgery looming in the not-too-distant future I may need a few more bonus days.
Since we're out of the classroom on Monday, Tuesday will be Day 32. I have a 32 week curriculum, which means by the close of business Tuesday we will be 20% done with the school year. And that is cause for celebration.
I hope it doesn't sound like I'm complaining about schooling my kids. I'm not. I love it. I also like running, and I ran a ten mile race. I trained for months (since I'm not a big runner). I worked hard. I got to the point a few times where I really didn't want to go for a run. But I did. And I accomplished my goal. And I'm very happy with my success. And I'm still running. That's homeschooling. There are days I don't really want to do it, but I've got a goal and I'm plugging along. See you past the finish line!