We started school last week. I was going to wait until after Labor Day but... why not? We did a light schedule so the younger girls would have time to play with their neighborhood friends. Here's my take on the first week:
The first day was tough. It was like trying to ride a bike with a rusty chain. Lots of exertion without moving very far along. Add in some awful squeaking noises. 12yo - compliance with frustration and tears. 8yo - non-compliance with copious amounts of whining
Day 2 - It was like someone oiled the chain. Not as much exertion needed. Moved more easily.
Days 3&4 - Did someone put a new chain on the bicycle overnight? School went smoothly and ended a couple of hours earlier (for the 12yo).
Day 5 - We're in the groove.
I love homeschooling....at the moment. Ask me tomorrow and I might confess that at times I hate it. Sometimes I experience both of these feelings all in one day. Yeah, I'm the Bipolar Homescholar. ; )
This week we'll be adding more subjects and early morning seminary.