Sometimes, you need a full stop.
Let me explain…
Sometimes You Need a Full Stop
This sweet little guy had a rough morning.
This sweet little guy had a rough morning. First, he didn’t want to wear pants. Then, his Cheerios got soggy. Then, he cried over brushing his teeth and how it is “SO BORING”… and then he fell off the bathroom stool and banged his noggin. . “Some days are like that, even in Australia.”. 😉 . I knew that we needed to switch gears to get this guy smiling again, and so I took a page out of @karastephensonanderson ‘s book. I decided we needed a FULL STOP. 💕 . That’s how we ended up at our favorite farm. We bought muffins and ☕️ and then played games in a sunflower patch. . Don’t I have the best homeschool sister? (And did you hear that @thehomeschoolsisters are doing an IG #takeover today over on @juliebravewriter ‘s IG feed ? Come on over and say hi!)
First, he didn’t want to wear pants.
Then, his Cheerios got soggy.
Then, he cried about how brushing teeth is “SO BORING“…
…and then he fell off the bathroom stool and banged his noggin.
I knew that we needed to switch gears to get this guy smiling again, and so I took a page out of Kara Stephenson Anderson‘s book. I decided we needed a full stop. (As Kara would say, “Trying to learn while hurting is like trying to eat apple pie while crying. Sure it’s apple pie, but it’s not like you’re enjoying it.”)
Do you know what? His smile came back, as you can see above.
Plus, he was learning.
Sometimes, I still can’t believe that I get to read books and play games all day. Some kids never grow up!
In case you’re curious, here’s what we played during our “full stop”…
We picked two of our family’s favorite card games:
And speaking of my homeschool sister…
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Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool and GeekMom. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, and Scary Mommy. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
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