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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Okay, I admit it.

I'm petrified of teaching both my children in the same day. I am. It boggles my mind how busy I'm going to be and while Danny hasn't been ignored while I've taught Camille, it isn't like I've been following two schedules simultaneously. I know it requires more of me and not only that but more discipline on my part. Petrified. I know it will work out, there are tons of successful homeschoolers that do it, it's just getting over the initial change, I'm sure.

These next two years will be very challenging as Danny and Camille essentially have different paths and focuses, I think it will be easier when they finally come together in 1st grade and 5th grade and join together in most of their studies.

We're beginning a new chapter, how cool and how scary all at the same time! I love my goofballs.



Paula said...

Love those faces!

Anonymous said...

You'll do great, Jessica. Just try adding 3 more to the mix and let me know. LOL! I have days like this with my five but dh is my sounding board and gives great tips. I'm sure you can handle the challenge. You are a great mommy and I look forward to hearing how it is going for you. The Lord will definitely see you through. :)

Becky said...

Love the picture!!

I've been scared the last few years teaching hasn't gone away yet. Now I'm scared because my oldest will be starting high school. Yikes!

Lindsey said...

What cute faces! This is my first year teaching two (and having two toddlers to contend with). We are two weeks into the year and it has eased my fears some as it hasn't been nearly as hard as what I expected. You will do wonderful!

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...


Welcome to the ride!!! It is just beginning. :)

This thing we call homeschooling can be scary than any roller coaster you have ever been on....but oh, so fun.

Barb-Harmony Art Mom

RenayofRohan said...

I can't wait to see it unfold on your blog - your trials and triumphs. You are such an encourager, even in the midst of your struggles. You are going to do a great job! ~ Renay

Nancy said...

Awww, I just love those kind of goofy pictures! You'll do great, BTW, at teaching your 2. One day at a time! :-)

Anonymous said...

I was scared, too. Really. And this year I'm scared again because now I have four little ones to teach. The older two do a lot of work together. And the younger two can do some things together, but not much. And trying to do history with all four together is daunting. I'm pretty sure I'm going to make the switch to Tapestry of Grace; I've heard it's perfect for multi-level teaching.

I rarely comment. Love your blog.

Jennifer said...

You voice my fears as well. I don't know if I should teach my 4 (turning 5 in September) now or let him go another year!!! Half my fears say leave him be for a year. The other half of my fears say grab this teachable age before it's gone!!!!

Love the goofy faces.

mom24 said...

I felt this way also about adding a kindergartener to my 2nd grader. Especially since I tried to do some relaxed stuff with her last year - it always got pushed aside for the 1st gr lessons.
But I found that actually having all her stuff planned and int he schedule has been key. We are only 2 weeks in and adjusting well, even with her different (VASTLY DIFFERENT) learning style and behavior problems.

You are a great planner - you will be surprised at how fast you adjust to teaching two!

Emily Boesch said...

I thought it was a tough adjustment from schooling 1 kid to 2, this year I'm adjusting to schooling 3 kids (ages 8,6,4 and I have a 2 year old). The hardest part for me seems to be how much one on one stuff there is - it feels like school is taking nearly all day (and it kind of is lol)

Mama to 3 all-boy boys said...

I'm nervous, too. I"ve got a 4th grader and K this fall, and although we've "played" at preK for the past year-ish plus, I haven't been successful at persevering with my soon to be ker's work. PLUS there is the almost 3 year old that needs me, too! I am thankful that I've figured out a way to carve out some quiet time in the a.m., and I know that He will help me if I don't get too wrapped up in the details of it all. God's best to you!