So, Builder and I had real troubles this morning pushing through today’s math lesson. We both ended up in tears, frustration, and a blubbering mess. I leave the lesson frustrated. He is upset because he has upset me, and yet he still doesn’t want to have done the lesson.
Then, we each go about our own business, calming down and taking a break from each other. He eventually starts playing with Princess in the living room. As I am going around emptying the trash, I head into Builder’s room and find this spread out on his bed.
He had come across the section of continents in his new encyclopedia, got out his geography game, found the correct corresponding continent and was matching the playing cards to the correct country on the board. He was then finding that country in his encyclopedia. Wow. Can we say, “school”.
This homeschooling journey never ceases to humble me. Learning is a much more natural occurrence than we give it credit for. We feel it must be scheduled, and sequenced, confined…And sometimes, yes, but more often than not, this is what happens. Learning happens. Evidently it was a geography day, not a math day.
Sadly, I again realize that too many times it is not my desire for Builder and Princess to know more that pushes me to push when it is the wrong timing. It is my own insecurities and fears.
Lord, thank you that this journey is ours with You, not apart from You. I thank you that what you have to place in Builder and Princess is too precious for me to stand in the way. I thank you that their learning is in Your more than capable hands. Thank you for the reminders of when I am hindering instead of helping. Please, Lord, continue to show us how to proceed, when to turn left or right, and when to keep on heading straight. I am thankful you have already written our path, and we will follow you to the best of our ability.