Today I ran across this post on the Pioneer Woman blog. PW didn't write it, but she often has a guest post-er named Mrs. G on the homeschooling section of her blog. I always enjoy Mrs. G's posts. They're very real and down to earth. She's a professional writing teacher, I believe, and has two grown children whom she homeschooled. In one particular post, she was talking about getting boys to write and how you just need to be okay with it if an integral part of their plot is that the main character poops his pants. Anyway (I digress), I always love her posts. Today's was the perfect medicine for any homeschooling mother (or any mother for that matter) who begins to have any of the following thoughts:
1. "I'm not doing enough."
2. "Whatever I am doing, I'm not doing it well enough."
3. "I should be reading War and Peace to my children during lunch."
4. "My kids will grow up to be social deviants because I didn't read War and Peace to them during lunch."
5. "Good moms are up before dawn, have had a quiet time, have run three miles, and are ready to serve a warm and nutritious breakfast to their family when they wake up."
...you get the idea... :) I think we all have days when we feel like rock stars at whatever it is we do, and then there are the days when those icky thoughts creep in and grow mold on everything, the kids are lucky if they get corn flakes for dinner, and we'd rather not speak to anyone all day if we can help it! Mrs. G's post today is one of those that puts things in perspective and reminds me to laugh at myself instead of taking everything so doggone seriously. LOVE IT. Whether you're a homeschooler or not, I think you'll enjoy the post. Thanks, Mrs. G!