I love this kid:
But today she has refused to do anything I ask of her. She's yelled "NO!" at least 12 times. She refused to get out of the car in 100 degree weather. She refused to get dressed. She refused to share with her sister. She refused to go the bathroom even though she was doing the 'dance' and I knew she had to go. She refused to take a nap. She refused to let me hug her.
Days like this are trying and make me wonder if my sanity will survive homeschooling.
But we are going to keep trying and hopefully Zola and I will hug and make up when she's done taking a break in my room.
I need about 2 more solid hours of planning to get ready for this year. Zola has been working on some worksheets in her binders, so that's good. But I need to break down all of our lessons into weekly agendas so I have a timeline and a goal.
I am also still feeling that simplification bug itching me. We are putting so much time and energy into picking stuff up. Some days I feel so frustrated with myself because I'm cleaning and organizing and picking up and I know my girls just want me to sit down with them. But if I take a day and just play with them then I the cleaning stuff builds up and takes more time later. Where is the balance?