If you’re already staying at home with your youngest child or children, homeschooling your older ones sounds like a perfectly reasonable conclusion…to some people. You’re there already, right? Adding on an extra kid or two (or three) isn’t such a big deal! And once you get into the swing of things, it won’t be any harder than having them all at home for the summer…right?
Sure. Except when you start actually considering it, actually trying to put together a plan, and you realize that there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Even if you keep them on a regular schedule, getting up super early in the morning just like when they’re in school, you’re not sure where you’re going to find four hours a day to homeschool—and you have no idea what you’ll do on the days when it takes more than that! You have diapers to change. Dinner to cook. There are stories to be read, and naptimes that must be adhered to at any cost, and then there are the moments when a complete meltdown happens and you have to deal with that…how are you supposed to homeschool your older children in the middle of that?