As I write this post I have a pounding headache and a drippy nose. Fun isn't it? NOT.
I have a boy avoiding me (who has had this same cold) and a hubby being kind to both of us as he finishes up the cold he managed to bring into the house last week.
So as I bleariedly eyed my computer screen thinking what I can I write on, I thought of a conversation I had with my lad over breakfast.
Son "No, mom, no no"
S: "Just no mom, we can do other things today".
This is so NOT my son. Usually he'll say "I can do my Veritas press and my science and my......" and then can we think about if I have to do anything else?
This lad LOVES his on-line schooling. Everything else he could toss out the window (what child couldn't) but his on-line stuff I never really have to even ask.
AND THEN the clincher.. He disappeared.
ALSO not like my boy child to do.
What do I hear coming from upstairs.. Cough cough, hack, sneeze, cough cough....
Think perhaps that's a hint that today we should let our colds get the best of us?
Sometimes as parents we need to do that.
Just as if my lad had a bad cold I wouldn't send him off to a public school, just because we are at home schooling, doesn't mean I need to push schooling just because he's home and I can.
I need to.
YOU need to.
Read your children well.
My lad has had flus, colds, not feeling well days where doing school was totally not an issue. But when he's acting out of character... that's when I find I need to simply listen. Don't you find it the same in your school?
Time for me to get off this beast and take a break... Sleep sounds good...
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