I recently tried to work outside of our home part-time. Yeah, that didn’t work. As I sit here writing this, my 11-year-old, who is homeschooling again is doing his language arts, my two-year-old is playing with the noisiest toys we own, my four-year-old is whining about not being allowed to play with a video game (he’s quite persistent) and I’m nursing the 3 month old.
Every morning I wake up at 5 am and feed the baby while trying to get a little cleaning done before everyone else wakes up. I also drink a bunch of coffee. At 6 am I wake up my 13-year-old (Alex) and 16-year-old (Lydia) for school.
By 6:30, Lydia needs to be out the door to take the city bus to her high school across town. She’s good at taking care of everything herself, so she’s pretty low-maintenance in the morning…also, not very chatty!