|It seems alien to me too that they would come in and do flashcards without me telling them to.|
No, really, I think they do. You see, I can be lazy sometimes(I know, shocking!) and decide not to continue with my day, especially when I'm in pain. I'd rather go hide out in my room with a book or movie but my children are so used to their daily routine that I don't even have to tell them to do their schoolwork. No, they are not perfect and they still grumble about the subjects they don't like but they usually push through it and then can feel proud of themselves.
|Sometimes I want to be like Mr. Kitty and curl up with a good book while ignoring the rest of the world!|
Yesterday, when my back and knee were hurting I was going to go hide but the children came in from playing during their lunch break and started doing their flashcards. How could I tell my happily working children that I wanted them to get out of school? So then I sat down with them and wrote and then it was time to have them work on Chess Solitaire while I read aloud to them. After that my back felt much better and I got on with the rest of my day. I still took it easier than usual to let my knee recover from too much digging but I didn't feel depressed because I had slacked off on my duties. I love when our routine and good habits keep us accountable.
Do you have routines that save the day from being unproductive?
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