Thursday, August 21, 2008

On a Whim

Making rash decisions is sometimes my style. Personality tests can't figure out whether I'm a thinker or a risk taker. That's because I'm both. If I get a wild hair up my bum, I'll do something stupid like decide to start a blog that chronicles my failure as a Homeschooling mother.

I was writing an essay for my other blog when I decided that I liked the pretty blue and brown background from The Cutest Blog on the Block enough to start another blog. About homeschooling. Which I usually don't talk about. Because I suck.

And y'know everyone else has it all together and they have all their lessons planned for the year and their kids are perfect and all get stellar grades and make fabulous projects and do all sorts of charity events and volunteer their time and are in ministry and---screw that, okay?

I'm barely treading water. I'm choking, gagging, swallowing boatloads of water and no one's throwing me the lifesaver.

So there.

On most days I want to quit and I'm The Horrible Homeschooler.

Or the Ogre as my husband, Phil, calls me.

You'll see a post at least every Thursday.

Because Mondays suck
Tuesdays are Tackle it Tuesday
Wednesdays are Wordless Wednesday
Thursday are open
and by Friday I don't care.
I refuse to do this on Saturday or Sunday.

Maybe I'll post more than once a week. Maybe I won't. That's my prerogative (singing Bobby Brown style.)

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Amber (Bringing Good Home) said...

LOL! You're hilarious!
Truth is you're not the only homeschooler treading water - they're just not talking about it or they're too busy gasping for air to stop and blog about it.

And for the record, I don't personally know any homeschoolers (parents OR children) who are perfect.

They all have their flaws.

So there.

~michelle pendergrass said...

Well, since I'm only homeschooling one, maybe I can blog for the majority. LOL

dianne - bunny trails said...

LOL! Welcome to the pond, Michelle! My running joke last year was that we attended Slacker Middle School. It was a terrible year. And it was mostly my own fault. Blech. And I do spontaneously off-the-wall things like that too. But I know that my husband would be enormously upset if I dedicated an entire blog to knocking myself. So I won't.

Hang in there, sweetie! Fortunately, God redeems our nonsense.

Monica @ Paper Bridges said...

that avatar is wicked cute? where'd you get it?

~michelle pendergrass said...

Well, this girl named monica @ paper bridges sent me a link...

~michelle pendergrass said...

Dianne--my husband makes fun of me almost as much as I make fun of myself. I knock myself, but I don't think I'm really a horrible person. :)

I kinda like me. Flaws and all.

bminor said...

Hi Michelle! You gave me a good laugh with this blog sounds like we are running the same homeschool I think.

"Wow, I am so not a natural at this homeschool thing," I keep thinking as we struggle along. And its not even September yet! :D

I think you would get a kick out Todd Wilson's books on homeschooling, if you haven't already checked them out. He basically unmasks the fact that we all have our dirty laundry piling up and threaten to send our kids to public school daily...we just never tell anyone else.

Looking forward to whatever else you write!
beckyminor from CW

kel said...

I'm a first year homeschooler and this sounds a lot like our house too. :)

Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You said...

I always feel like I am a horrible homeschooler too. But then I look at the fact that my son knows how to read - I taught him that. He knows how to write - BADLY - but he can write. He knows how to add, subtract - I taught him all that.

Granted, he's 42, but hey, I got it done! *laugh*

Seriously, the ONE thing I've learned from homeschooling is that it's OK to be more relaxed. Thank god LOL