That moment when it’s clear why we do what we do.
Brinley attends a Classical Christian school where they’re on campus 3 days a week and homeschooling 2 days a week.
I was so used to the Tues/Thr homeschool routine when my oldest attended school there: very easy and usually done before noon.
But this year Brinley and I are at times still doing school work well into the evening. A lot of times we are getting up early before school to finish work we still didn’t get to. My patience as a mom and as a teacher is definitely challenged how far it can go. We practice. We re-practice. We test. We re-test. We re-teach. We have done what we can do before we just can’t give anymore.
Brinley came home a couple of weeks ago finally getting a B on her phonogram and spelling test. We were so excited but both of us knew in our hearts that we were hoping as much practice and studying we did, we were hoping for more. I got excited over the B, congratulating her on her hard work. She asked me, “What do you think it would feel like if I didn’t miss any one day? Do you think I could do it, Mom?” I of course explained to her that she shouldn’t strive for perdectionism but giving her best. I told her healthy goals are wonderful to have, to continue to challenge us. If that was a goal of hers, I would do everything in my heard to try and help her reach her goal.
Thursday’s homeschool day reached well into dinner as we practiced and practiced for Friday’s test.
I have yet in 3 years been this nervous waiting for the results on one of my children’s schoolwork. We got home and pulled out her test. Well, as you can imagine for those moms who have a child that needs to work a little harder towards one of their goals.. The feeling when I saw this smile on her face was absolutely worth every extra minute into the evening and early in the morning.
We talked about how amazing it was for her to reach her goal.. Again, trying not to focus so much on the 100% (although that’s amazing too!) but the goal thay she set for herself and the hardwork to reach her goal.
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