Homeschool 101-Real Life

Today’s homeschooling consisted of cleaning my son John’s room. He uses Legos, a LOT of them. They were hiding everywhere, like fleas. We also cleaned up a bunch of hero-clicks, with and without bases. And evil foam beads which were infiltrating into every space. I told him that cleaning was just as much an education as doing math. If you can’t find your pencil or your math book, then you can’t do the work anyway. He thinks we should clean everyday (emphasis on the word, WE). But I like the freedom to just take the day and make our lives a bit more orderly without worrying whether it’s part of some dumb lesson plan or not.



  1. January 24, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Indeed! Live has many lessons for us, prioritizing being one of them. “Cluttered environment cause cluttered minds”, my mom always used to say. While I rarely live up to her norm of perpetually cleared and cleaned spaces, I do keep her wise statement at the front of my mind at all times. It keeps me from letting things get too far out of control.

  2. thehomeschoolcontrarian said,

    January 24, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Yes- I have a lot of trouble thinking clearly when I am faced with a mess, or clutter. Part of it is my own ADD, part of it is just enjoying order and neatness. I notice that when my kids’ rooms are clean they suddenly want to play in them more.

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