Sunday, February 10, 2013

Week 22

Slow and steady wins the race.

It's a marathon, not a sprint.

How many times have I said this to myself?  Or someone else?

It's true.

We're making progress.  Day to day I often wonder what on earth we're doing.  How can {unnamed son} not do {task we've done a gabillion times before}?  Am I failing them?

Then I look at the long road behind us.  And I realize we are making slow and steady progress.  It's not always in the neat, tidy, and linear fashion that I would prefer, but progress is there nonetheless.

All this to say that we kept the course this week.

Most surprising of all is the repeating of Luke:  "Mom, Till We Have Faces is really good.  You need to read it."  My oldest son is telling me I should read a C.S. Lewis book.  Wow.

I also discovered Luke & Ezekiel can translate Latin faster than I can.

And I really took a good look at the plans I made over the summer.  As I've mentioned, our fall was not good--we were seriously overbooked and didn't make the progress I'd hoped.  Because of this, I'm planning on going through June and taking July off.  It looks like our June schedule will be light if we keep on like we've been doing this semester.  That was a nice feeling for February--seeing a bit of light at the end of the tunnel.


Jenn said...

I needed this reminder today. I'm giving placement tests for the girls' math and things I KNOW that they know, they....don't know? How can they not know? Seriously??

The Bertone's said...

Really enjoy your blog.. and I so agree with you Slow and steady wins the race, sometimes I need that reminder.

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