There are chores that have to get done, organization within the home, cooking, coupons to sort through, reading, my personal learning, exercise and of course we have to fit in play and a lot more. Children need to know how to work hard and how to play. Yes, everyone in my house has chores to contribute with helping not only our family, but themselves. We always here about those young adults who have recently left home and are on their own and cannot even wash a load of laundry. These simple, but very necessary tasks must be taught and valued ourselves.
Yes, I am such the busy body. I always have things that I want to accomplish and get done. Some of this includes my personal learning. Right now I am reading a classic to help inspire myself and my children with Mathematics. It is actually a fascinating subject all around and there are many parts of math that we use on a daily basis.
One thing with Leadership Education and homeschooling is that my children can learn about any topics that they choose and I am alright with it. Why wait? If I want to learn about something I get some classics to help teach and guide me and just dive in.
Our kitchen is where most of this learning happens. I get so excited knowing that just from me sitting and reasding or having personal study time, my children go to our homeschooling shelves and reach for books, flash cards, activity worksheets, projects and even come up with ideas and many questions just from seeing their mommy at the kitchen table. So pleasing and comforting to me.
Learning has become a major part of play in our house many days out of the week and I would not change this for anything!!!