Monday, June 1, 2009


I'm a thoroughly seasoned homeschooling mom of oh, one week now, and I'm already showing frustration to my daughter. No, the shine hasn't worn off of the excitement. And of course, this is not an issue of "wanting" or "not wanting" to do it. It is what we have chosen to do for a lot of very good reasons, and I know there will be "dayz like theez..."

I DO KNOW that this is a ME issue not a THEE issue. I need to yield myself to the Holy Spirit and show that fruit that is there...I'm just so fallen!

It started this morning during reading. We're starting to do two-vowel blends. The girls both have their short vowels down pat (I didn't want to move on until that was firm). Ingrid just doesn't pay attention (frustration rises). At first I calmly tell her, "read what is there, don't add any letters." She starts guessing a word even though it is just a letter combo like "s-a" or "s-i". She then adds in a "t" or an "m". Too much information, I know, but I just HAD to get this off of my chest and actually get away before I yelled.
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit." Galatians 5:22 - 25

1 comment:

ohio12 said...

I have been there. It takes infinite (super natural) patience.

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