Yesterday, the girls and I were reminiscing about this past school year. All three said that something they learned while they were homeschooled helped them in school this year. When I asked what they meant, one sang a song about multiplication, one repeated a presidential poem, and the other rattled off how many feet are in a mile. Does this mean they were paying attention AND learned something while I was their teacher?!
Today, I opened an old journal, and I noticed it was used by my oldest daughter in 2015. She wrote, “I’m so happy! I love to live!” I was curious why she was so happy, so I looked back through social media to see if I posted anything on that day. Surprise! I did. On January 10, 2015, Tayler and I had a one on one date. We had some perfect mama/daughter time. WHAT!? Does this mean that during the chaos of raising little ones, in the craziness of homeschooling, AND at a time, I thought I was failing as a teacher and mom, she enjoyed being with me!? Yes, it sure does!
Parents! Listen up! Your kids are listening. They are watching and paying attention. They love you, regardless of the crazy and the mess. They need you. So, lean into good, lean into your supportive friends, and know that you are doing better than you think you are!