Every homeschool teacher has her ideal planning environment. For some, it is a quiet house with the children off at friends’ homes. The computer is free for the access and the printer is nearby. It’s a chance to reorganize the bookshelves, sort through unnecessary stuff, and feel settled and established.
For others, it is a day at a favorite local coffee spot with books, planners, and a laptop spread out on a big table, basking in the sunshine streaming through a window and Patty Griffin crooning in the background.
Last week, I was able to have a day like the first scenario given. A friend took my kids for the day even though she has four of her own, and I was able to plow through a good amount of work for the year ahead.
But I still needed to spend time with my books and my planner. Was I able to live my dream? Did I spend the day at Amelie’s in that sunny spot?
Well, not quite.
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