Wednesday, July 18, 2012

freaking out a bit

Way back before this pregnancy started, I had a nice plan for our 4th and final baby.  Conceive in about August/September of 2012, have the baby in May/June 2013, take the summer off from homeschooling while we adjusted to life with new baby, resume schooling in Fall of 2013.  Voila, easy peasy lemon squeezy. 

Enter Life:  conceive at the end of Dec. 2011, have TWO babies born at the start of the school year in Fall 2012.  18 July, 2012,  realize that I'm probably going to have a nervous breakdown unless I figure out what is enough and get all things homeschool-related planned before the babies arrive. 

Yeah, so that's where I'm at right now.  I woke up at 4:30 and finally got out of bed at 5. Tidied up the homeschool room, then came downstairs and got some curriculum ordered for fall.  Asked for suggestions on schooling with a new baby (or two) in the household on a homeschool forum and have received some good suggestions, but also a lot of "Just plan for your life to be total chaos for 6 months."  So right now I'm trying to take deep breaths and not get totally derailed into a puddle of tears and anxiety.  I'll let you know how effective it is. 


Sydney said...

Hang in there, you'll be great and whatever you decide and you have to remember no one {not even your kids} will know if the day, the lesson or anything else isn't perfect.

Not that I know anything about home schooling or your educational plans for your kids but would it be worth looking into putting your kids into public school for the year to help you with the transition of twins? Then you could focus more on the twins and take a little stress of yourself while you get adjusted.

Pam Williams said...

Remember when your first child started walking--the look on her face when she first stood there looking around and wondering what to do next? That's you right now. But you'll find that your feet coordinate and you've got arms for balance (and the arms of a lot of people around you!) Just take it one day, one diaper at a time.

Mark, Stacy, & Jack said...

Hang in there. Just do what you can and things will work out. You can do it!