Sick week

Sure we all have sick days here and there, but last week was a sick week in our house. It was terrible! We had a stomach bug that trickled through the kids and me, and I got it BAD. I haven’t been that sick in a long time! I couldn’t even get on the computer or even play on my phone without feeling awful, so I felt so out of touch for a few days! I just now feel like I’m getting an awareness of what all I fell behind on and what more I need to do!

One thing I’m really struggling with, though, is we’re falling “behind” on our homeschooling. I love having a curriculum because I do love schedules and the outline to keep us on track, but right now I feel like it’s hounding me reminding me how behind we are! Based on the total number of days for the curriculum we will still finish the school year in plenty of time, but I feel a sense of urgency nonetheless!

I’m not sure why it’s bothering me so much because one of the things I love about homeschooling is the flexibility! Plus even on sick days (or during sick weeks) there are still so many learning opportunities you can capitalize on outside of the curriculum. And we do! I think I need to remind myself of that and remember it’s all a learning experience for me as well! This is only our 2nd year of homeschooling as our oldest is only 6 and in 1st grade. I think worrying about it definitely doesn’t help anything! We just need to continue to take it one day at a time and trust God to guide us!

Do you ever have sick weeks or “off” weeks? What do you do to encourage learning during those times? How do you keep yourself from worrying about “missed time?” I’d love your input! Please share!

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  1. Brains need time to digest information. A sick week is a great opportunity for your children’s learning to solidify. In fact, if you don’t get sick every two months, you should plan a sick week. Or at least a few days!

  2. Dorothy Boucher says

    i didn’t do home schooling but i think its a wonderful idea, and i also think taking sick week or day or two off is wonderful because it gives you as the parent and the child or children time to enjoy each others company with out thinking of schooling, time to relax the brain 😉

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