Homeschooling: When the Day Doesn’t Go as Planned Homeschooling from the Doctor’s Office Today: Day Five of this school year. I had an 8:00am doctor’s appointment and I’m still waiting at 10:00. Challenge: I’m the homeschool mom. No one learns without me… And I’m stuck in the office. Solution: Choice #1- Pre-plan activities and lessons and prep the kids on what they are to do. Choice -#2- leave the kids sleeping and hope that when I show up at lunch time that they are up, dressed, and have self started and got something done without me. Reality- I forgot to properly prep the kids yesterday, neglected to set out some “to do’s” before I left, and got hung up by having to go to two different offices. Expectation- when I get home all four kids will likely have completed math and will be huddled over a mass of Legos creatively building. Note to me: “Bekki, let go of your expectations and benchmarks for today. Nothing in your planner today was written on pen. The Lord had an entirely different plan for your day today. Roll with it! Do not try to cram a full day of school into a time space 1/4 the size of what you had scheduled. Take the kids for a walk.” Preview of the Heart of Homeschooling God’s Way Master Class. We need to STOP measuring success by grades, achievements, awards, and worksheets.