2007 was a busy year for our family. John bought the business he worked for, he and I took the proverbial plunge, and it was the littles first time to Florida. In comparison, 2008 seemed very laid back. We went on more vacations- both locally and to Florida but that was about it. 2009 looks to be another busy and exciting year for our family. It is our goal to finally decide on a house to buy and move into it. With that, comes the opportunity for the girls and I to tap into our creative side- and get decorating and hostessing. I also begin homeschooling Shaye and Mackenna next week. My own personal goal through all of the craziness is to remember daily to show John just how much he means to us, as he is the reason all of this is possible for the girls and I. I never have a problem remembering to be the best mother I can be, but sometimes, by the end of a stressful day- nurturing my marriage is the last thing on my mind.
- Meet & get to know local HS families.
- Play it by ear for the first few weeks- to get a feel for how much to plan, before over committing.
- Have fun with it!
You would think I would have more specific goals, but I really don't. The one thing I remember from my previous homeschooling experience is how easily things flow if you are open to it. Questions about one subject or topic can lead you into a completely new topic before you even realize what is happening. Children are natural born learners at this age- I just have to provide them with the opportunity to follow their instincts.
What are your goals for 2009?