I like reading homeschool blogs and homeschool forums. If you’re reading this, there’s a decent chance you do too! Right now, it seems like everyone’s gearing up for the school year, posting about colorful schedules and lists of curricula. Um, schedule?
We do have a schedule. That is, we have a busy schedule where I have to figure out how to fit in music class, co-op, other co-op, DI, ballet class, free theater class, that awesome math club my friend is starting, every performance that sounds interesting, park days, workshops other homeschool parents organize… Don’t worry, you don’t need to tell me. I know we do too much.
All the “real” homeschooling stuff gets fit in whenever. We do have a routine because routines help get things done, but there’s nothing more formal about it than the fact that when we get up in the morning, we do some school before heading off to something else. We have something else most every day. What we do is up to the mood of the morning or possibly what we’ve fallen behind on. I think one of the things that I value most about homeschooling is our ability to be flexible. Of course, what suits us isn’t what suits another family, so that’s part of the flexibility too.