What if for one day, you turned off all the electronics (except the ones that are necessary to get through the school day) and concentrated on your kids and their schoolwork?
What if you ignored the laundry, ignored the cleaning, and let your creative side reign?
What if you got your Facebook time, and your Pinterest time, and your Youtube time, at night, after school is over and done with for the day, or even after the kids are in bed?
What if you returned telephone calls after the school day is over?
What if you took a field trip that was purely educational, instead of trying to fit in errands around it and in with it?
What if you ignored your emails, ignored your other “commitments,” and, for just one day, concentrated completely and utterly on teaching your children to the absolute best of your ability?
How would your day be different?
How would it change your children’s understanding of the material that they have been covering, their comprehension, their attention? How much better would the quality of their learning become?
How much different would your outlook on the day be?
Would you be more patient? More understanding? Would you spend less time fussing at your child for not being on task, and more time carefully guiding them through the process? Would you enjoy the homeschooling process more, and resent the time spent on it less? Would you have time for more fun learning, and spend less time in distractions that don’t actually benefit anyone, including you?
Sure, moms need time off, too. Sure, there will be times, and days, and even weeks at a time when you have other commitments you must adhere to. You will have things that you need to do, and people who need your help, and other things that demand your attention. You can’t disconnect from the world every day.
But what if you did…for just one day?