We are all counting down to the return to school with dread; it has been such a joyful 2 weeks of family time and we don’t want it to end. At least 3/4 of the girls would happily not go back to school and I’m fighting the urge to agree to it. It used to look so simple from the inside of home ed – just leave, stop school, forget the system. I’m hating having to work a way back to it. I hate knowing some (most) of them will never go back to home ed.
I’ve had too much of a habit of wishing I lived in my spiritual home of Devon and because I can’t make that happen either, I’m letting too much time slip by.
Life is busy and hectic and often imperfect, but we all know we need to make a bit more time for family time and snatch it when we can.
It’s been so lovely to just be together – no gym, no school, no work, no dashing about.
Less sibling angst.
Getting out and making the most of snippets of time.
I’m not going to promise or commit; there is nowhere to walk in glorious countryside around here without driving first. But I’m going to try to find some places to savour tiny moments, even if it is just a walk to the library or more time in the garden.