OK, now I can say we've made it through the first FULL week of school. After today, that is. And things are settling down to a routine already. I must finally be getting the hang of this thing we do, this homeschooling.
The key is planning, not one of my strong points. But with lots of breaks to keep the kids moving throughout the day, I'm also giving myself little planning breaks, too. I used to let the boys sleep late and we always seemed to be getting a later and later start. Which led to later and later evenings where we were still "doing school". Now they have to get up and dressed and head right outside for morning stretch, which often leads to giggling, all before breakfast.
Happy, smiling, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, and ready for the day's adventures.