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not back to school

I . Can’t. Even.


How in the world can I think about “Back to School” when I’m still trying to finish Summer School because we didn’t do enough during the school year last year?? If I think ahead, it’s overwhelming. I have to focus.

I have to think about the here and now, the smalls goals, the “one bite at a time.”

I have to think about the specific goals we have for the end of Summer School, the specific books that need to be finished so we can move on.

How can I think past that?

And if I can’t think past that, how can I make a curriculum list for the new school year?

I mean, most of what we use in the new school year will either be texts we need to finish or the next book in what we are already using. I don’t think we will be adding anything new this year.

With that in mind, I can tell you this much:

That’s what I’ve got right now. That’s what’s working for us. The rest? I’ll think about the rest when we get there!

So for all you other mommas in this boat with me, I just want you to know that you are not alone. If you can’t think about the new year because you are still working on the last one, if you are overwhelmed by how much needs to be done, if you wish you had another month of Summer to finish up.. it’s going to be okay. Remember these very wise words:

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. . . 

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Hey, y’all! I’m Amber and I wear many hats. I drink a ton of coffee and I’m constantly sweeping crumbs off the floor. After 18 years of homeschooling, I’m getting close to graduating my third child and now we are starting over at preschool with our fourth, Lil Miss Mouse. She keeps us young and she’s the main reason for my excessive coffee consumption. Drink up!