The kids and I went for a walk yesterday. We took the day off from regular schooling, and I told the kids we were having a science day. I used to do this much more often when we first started homeschooling, and while I miss it, I haven’t had as much pull to get outside. I’m enjoying the days of more focused book learning, but that being said, I still need the occasional reminder to step away from the table work and embrace the freedom we’ve been given to simultaneously get to know and remember the world.
I used to feel like summers were the special times to cherish. The end of the school year brought a sense of relief and anticipation of three summer months of open schedules and having my kids home and under one roof. I feel this way about winters now.