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Phoenix Rising August 7th, 2006 12:51 PM

Until this morning I was just fine but then I started getting into the nitty gritty details of planning out or curriculum and I swear I started having a panic attack!

I have previously not been much of a planner and things didn't go too well. The girls were learning and are on level for their grade but I know that they have alot more potential and I personally dont have the discipline to just "wing it" if you know what I mean? I have to have a schedule and I am hoping that by doing so we will get alot more accomplished this year. I have some things that I will let fall by the wayside and not be concerned about like music (teaching about the composers etc) because we can order CD's from the library and listen to them. History and Geography. Science I am a little more sticky about because in the schools here they start science in around grade 2.

My daughter is going to be in 9th grade and I am FREAKING OUT about her because I worry that she will start highschool next year and not be up to par. If I had my way I think that I would place her in this year but DH is determined to keep her home another year.

I hate the pre-back to school jitters. I feel incompetent, incapable, wondering yet again for the sixth year in a row whether or not I made the right decision to homeschool etc. I do this every. single. year.

Is there a way to get past feeling this way cause if there is I need to know it!

joandsarah77 August 7th, 2006 04:09 PM

:dothug: Take a deep breath and tell yourself "My girls are on grade level, they are fine and we will be fine. We will learn a lot and accomplish a lot this year." Your a great mum and don't you forget that!

KarateMom August 7th, 2006 06:38 PM

HEY, get out of my HEAD!!! What're you DOING, writing my thoughts down for me?!? :D
Jo's right, you're a great mom and teacher! Don't sweat it, although I know you will a little bit. Hey, if you unschooled for a year and didn't plan a single thing and they STILL turned out alright, then they'll be FINE this year!
Deep breaths, girl, deep breaths!!

joandsarah77 August 7th, 2006 07:56 PM


TeresaSuperMama August 8th, 2006 06:15 AM

Um, that would be putting it mildly. So I guess the answer is yes. All of a sudden I am doing a major freakout here.


Shery August 8th, 2006 09:20 AM

I always got them before my kids went back to the public school. This time last year I was having a lot of anxiety as well as a major TMJ flareup...caused from stress. I always felt SAD to be taking them back for someone else to teach as well as anxious about the homework stress and all starting back up.
While I have had some moments of stress with ordering books and making curriculum decisions, it is NOTHING compared to what I felt then. I love our life now!!!
Just relax and make peace with your decisions. You are very dedicated and care so much about your children. You will not do wrong by them. Trust yourself. "Big Hug"

Phoenix Rising August 8th, 2006 09:22 AM

just for the record this is all Lisas fault. Seriously. She did her whining freaking out I can't do this thing the other night when we were talking and now I am freaking to!

I think everyone gets the jitters and has to have someone give them a pep talk. Thank goodness we have each other ladies!


KarateMom August 9th, 2006 05:27 AM

*gasp* WELL, see if I ever whine and freak out on YOU again! *storms away in a huff* *slams shoulder into doorframe, has to go and have shoulder reconstructions surgery*

Phoenix Rising August 10th, 2006 02:00 PM

Oh Lisa my dahling go poop on the swab deck or something...

*thump swish... thump swish... thump swish...*

KarateMom August 10th, 2006 07:29 PM

Arrr, me hearty! :lol:

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