Business As Usual

Business As Usual

Right before we left the states to head back to the Middle East we had a microscopic bit of snow in our city. Our boys learned then that homeschooling has its advantages and disadvantages. While our cousins were at home curled up on the couch watching movies, we were in the school room handling business as usual.

However, there are also great advantages to homeschooling. One of those advantages being, no matter where we are, we can carry on with school. And when you travel as much as we do, that’s a pretty great incentive.

We have been living in a hotel for a little longer than originally anticipated so it was imperative that we resume our school schedule, even if for no other reason than to bring some order to our day.

We’ve set up a nice little system here in the hotel and Taylor Academy is in full swing. We eat breakfast and then work together to clean the table off and get school started. When lunch time rolls around we put the school away and prepare lunch. After lunch we clean up the table again and drag the school books back out. Finally, when we finish school for the day, we put all the books away and transition to dinner…again. Doesn’t that just sound delightful?

I must admit that my OCD nature gets tested regularly by the fact that we don’t have a designated “school room.”

I try to stay as organized as possible by creating neat stacks for each of the boys but when the laundry drying area doubles as a bookshelf, things can get cluttered. 
And no need to worry about the fact that the majority of our school supplies are still packed in our tubs. We may not have the necessary supplies but we are getting by just fine. You’d be surprised how resourceful I can be when backed against a wall. I’m encouraging myself with the idea that once we get settled in our home and have the school room set back up the schooling will practically take care of itself. And today I’m choosing to live in that reality so please don’t spoil it for me.

2 thoughts on “Business As Usual

  1. You are a great mother and I’m sure you’re a great teacher as well. Doing all of these things with 5 boys is amazing , I just have two boys and they made me crazy.

  2. You are awesome, I haven’t read things you’ve posted in a while. I’ve asked the Lord to get my past out of my head, he reminds me my past has made me who I am. After a few times of asking I have realized he’s not going to do that. So I’m thanking him for my past. Some times I don’t think about what you deal with every day, even though you’re where God wants you to be, doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy. Our troup master would tell us at the end of our meeting even though we think we have it bad there’s always someone who has it worse. Thank you for your blogs.. I love yaw you’re so precious…

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