When school happens at home, there’s a certain kind of clutter that
you’re forced to deal with begins to grow on you. You realize it’s an endless battle not worth fighting. The fact is, school is messy.
We don’t have a separate homeschool room, and this used to bug me. But, I’ve grown to love the chaos that is my life. When you don’t have a homeschool room, school just sort of happens, well..
It’s like homeschool projectile vomit, or something like that.
Many mornings begin here…
When you school at home, your paint brushes are clean and your dishes are dirty.
Your pretty picture frames and decor are removed to make way for the day’s creations to dry.
Your laundry room doubles as your supply closet.
When school happens at home, your bookshelf used to hold nice stuff, but now it’s a catch all for the stuff you need to quickly get to during the day.
Instead of art or expensive wall decor, you have pocket charts.
You store a mini library in your hallway, because…well, you have nowhere else to put it.
When school happens at home, you keep a pencil sharpener by the bread basket.
There’s always a load of laundry that you
will never get to need to fold.
But most of all, when you school at home, your kids learn in spite of the chaos of life, you let go of perfectionism, and you realize that you’re OK with a little mess.