How the heck do you do it? What is the secret? Do you guys have superwomen spandex suits on under your mom jeans and t-shirts? Do you drink Red Bull before you get out of bed? How do you do it??
Especially you moms who tackle the homeschooling thing. I am at a loss. In my quest to become a domestic goddess (sarcasm included), I am trying to use my previous skills as a preschool teacher. I am discovering that a class of one is much different from a class of twenty-two with an assistant and management. Lesson plans? Oh boy. Crafts? I sorely miss even the most frugal of supply closets. And somehow in all this, I’ve got the nerve to attempt teaching basic ASL and Spanish. To a boy. A very, very energetic boy.
So, how do you do it? What are your secrets? Especially during the winter. Especially on a first-floor apartment that has no railing around the porch for safe playing outdoors. How do you balance the necessary things of the house like cleaning and cooking with teaching? How do you keep them entertained or interested?
#1 is not a bad kid, and he’s incredibly smart, but his attention span is… Well, it’s not fantastic. Somehow, I think kindergarten next year is a good idea. He can’t sit on the floor still for 10 minutes. I haven’t been in kindergarten for nearly 20 years, but I think that might be a problem. So, moms of boys, how to you help your little men get ready for that next big step? And how do you keep your sanity while not feeling like a terrible parent?