I have no doubt that most homeschoolers feel this way from time to time but frankly, homeschooling this crowd has been somewhat overwhelming lately. Some days I just don't feel like facing the little non-reader and the giggling grade schoolers who have trouble focusing, and the older kids who avoid the subjects they don't like.
Another funny conversation today from the same boy as other funny comments.......I was watching him do everything but his math and it was making me NUTS. I said "You know Martin, if you were in school the teachers would probably be having me give you some sort of medication to help you focus." and Martin replies, "There really is medicine to help you focus???? Can I have some???" Ugh. Then my eldest said she could use some too. This whole family needs some!!!!! How does the mother of eight side tracked people married to the expert of side tracked people keep their sanity????? AAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!! I think I need a little escape this evening. WalMart to pick up some yogurt I need or.....could my walking friend be available? I will have to give her a call. I am feeling very loony at the moment.
Part of the homeschool insanity also is having to spend a lot of intense time taking care of my own children not including their laundry and stomach and then the cute husband comes home and needs care as well. Then......it doesn't end. Caring for them goes on and on till......ZZZZZZZ......I try to get a few winks before it starts all over again. Did I mention that the side tracked husband tends to come home only to leave for his next project so the little whining, crying, tired, hungry wungries are still here with their not so cute mommy. Hmmmm......
There really are no options but at least hubby is drawing the line in the sand with kids on TV and Internet till some subjects are caught up on. Somber children. Tired mommy.