Lang Syne Boardie Posted September 26, 2012 Share Posted September 26, 2012 Dear WTM friends, I would like to thank everyone for continuing to be nice to me (here, IRL, and on FB) through these last few months. I have whined, fought, complained, cried, despaired, and bellyached about homeschooling. I have thought I shouldn't have to do it. I have been sure it will only end in failure. I have fretted about my sleep, my fitness, my blood pressure, and my marriage. Homeschooling these four children, plus my tutored student, through an era of financial problems and health problems, has been just...hellacious...and so has my attitude. The apology: I am sorry. I'm sorry for the whining. I'm sorry for discouraging newbies. I'm sorry for giving every indication that I was gonna go nuts or give up. I believe in being real but there are some attitudes that should be left home in the morning and I brought them here anyway, until even I was sick of me and then I mostly stopped posting. I am sorry. The announcement: All five of my students have completed their work well for two weeks running, and there has just been a shift in attitude that is wonderful to see. I think it's safe to say we've finally found our feet. Two high schoolers, a remedial 16yo student who is succeeding, a 6th grader and a 2nd grader...everybody is FINE. They're fine, I'm fine, DH is fine. I always tell the new homeschooling parents that the magic will happen sometime in the first 6 weeks or so, that they will find their feet even if the start has been really rocky. I didn't think it would happen for me this year. I thought this would be the year I failed. For the first time this year, the clouds have cleared. I now believe that we will all succeed this year. We will make it. We can. The children are working so hard that they have finally inspired me, and I'm ready to be a better teacher and mentor. I'm back in the game. YES WE CAN. Thanks for listening, Love, Tibbie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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