Wham! You carry on doing the same old thing then the glaringly obvious need for change whacks you in the head. Other times it creeps up on you like a pain in the tooth or a stone in the shoe – you put up with it for so long then, Biff, you can’t believe you didn’t notice it sooner.
It was like this when we withdrew the kids from school. There was a little humming and hahing, wibbling and wobbling, then we just did it and never looked back. Kicked ourselves for not doing it sooner.
And it’s like this again now as I realise the dark and dismal blog theme I had before, that’s all dull and academic looking, didn’t illustrate the COLOUR and INSPIRATION of home educating, learning, children and parenting in general. Not to mention the JOY!
Time for change.
It might not stay like this. Like with home schooling kids or parenting, life has to flex with the needs of the time. And kids’ needs change so rapidly you have to be acrobatic to keep up.
But it’s important to keep your learning days and your parenting lightweight, as I want this blog to be. There may be dull or hardworking or serious moments but that doesn’t mean that overall you can’t LEARN WHAT YOU LOVE AND LOVE WHAT YOU LEARN. As you should with any education. If you don’t – I would make changes.
Anyway, despite changes in appearance, you’ll still be able to come here for encouragement and support with home educating, inspiration and empathy with getting through life as a parent, and hopefully even the odd laugh.
Do let me know what you think. And if there’s any home schooling concerns you have, let me know those too and I can talk about them here and help others along the way.