Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I Will Never Quite Understand Why...

after a day of things like this....

[The other kiddos helping Ria with a drafting project. She had to carefully measure and draw out our house for an outside class. There was a lot of great initiative and voluntary cooperation on this project even though they had to re-measure several times because of inconsistencies.]

and this...

[At that very same time, Kate and Frank set up their own tea party, complete with scrambled eggs.]

and other good things like a group Shakespeare reading with several other families and a very healthy mess in the living room from our school work this morning...

I still have a tendency to feel like we're not doing enough.

4 comments:

Margaret in Minnesota said...

I know why! I know why! :)

Let's face it, dear Alicia. You are not homeschooling because you lack ambition...and being the Love2Learn mom that you are (and that we love), you are always seeing the potential.

Frankly, I think it would be worse if we were to sit back and say, "There. We've done enough; we can stop now."

[I do know what you mean, though, about that demon insecurity. I know you know I know!]

Mary G said...

Yep, I'm with Margaret on this one ... I was going to say that it's because we "want it all" for ALL our kids, ALL the time ... which is one reason we homeschool ....

It's the same mentality that makes it hard for us to understand how anyone could send those babies out on a yellow school bus ... and be gone all day! YUCK!

Blessings!

Jamie said...

I always say, there is no such thing as "Catholic guilt" we have Confession, but there is a big thing called Catholic Homeschool Mom guilt!!!

I'm with you on this one!!!

Alice Gunther said...

Because we love our children so much that nothing ever seems to be enough for them!

I just have to tell you--I LOVE your living room! Lined in books--perfect for you and your family!