Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Flexibility can be a dangerously delightful thing

All around the mommy blogosphere you hear about schedules...getting infants on one, creating a housework schedule, a homeschool schedule, you'll get more done when every minute is accounted for and allotted something to do.

Being as organizationally-challenged as I am, I tried methods like that. I even tried this one and it did work for a while.  However, while it may have made things better in the short term, my ADD-induced anxiety worried more about "the schedule" and keeping it than on life.

So, while I *need* organization, it needs to work for *me*!

So, when I started homeschooling the Vikings, I was ALL about  making a schedule and keeping it. But, again, the structure backfired. The increase in stress just overrode the plusses of the schedule.

But, there's the stress of not having *any* structure is just as bad. So what's a momma to do?

We just roll with it. Leave much of it in God's hands. Remember our priorities and the *why's* of what we are doing.

Some days are better than others. Stuff gets done - sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes school gets done in the morning - sometimes in the afternoon. Sometimes we run errands in the morning with DaHubby - sometimes at 7pm.

Oddly enough, it works.

For us.

And, that's all that matters.

Another reminder that just because "all" or "most" people do something a certain way, it doesn't mean that we have to. We did this for our kids. We did this for our family. And, it's gonna look a little different than the way anyone else does it.

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