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From: Michelle (
Subject:         Re: Tired...
Date: March 20, 2007 at 8:10 pm PST

In Reply to: Tired... posted by Carol B on March 16, 2007 at 8:40 pm:

I can understand how you feel trapped to do something that you're tired of doing. I'd fly throught the roof if my dh told me I had to hs my kids.
It is hard, does get to the point were I feel like quitting. Maybe if your husband could understand you are in need of a break, you'd feel better about what decision you want to make w/ your sons schooling.
I personally don't care for the system, but,,,, if it came down to my sanity, or the dc going to school, I wouldn't have a problem w/ sending them for a time.
That being said, when I get to feeling like turning in my resignation, that's when we stop, completely! Until I feel refreshed, and usually curriculum doesn't have anything to do w/ it. Spending money on more will only cause more stress, and make you feel more obligated to do the new stuff.

Call it unschooling, or not. Go places you like to go, see if your ds can hang out w/ someone for a day once a week, and get w/ a friend on the weekend. Do something just for you be it work or play.

If you have strict hs laws and need to keep strict records, have your son, (he is old enough) to write down what he does each day or each week,(read, play a computer game, watch an educational show, skateboard,any group activities, whatever) and put that on his records at the end of the month(after you've had a good break for yourself), dividing it all into "subjects". A good idea guide for that is Mary Hood's, "Relaxed Record Keeping".
(okay, so maybe spend the $10 for that book, it's worth it!).
Also, does your dh help in his education? Let him carry some of the load for a while.
I really hope that you find a solution that works for everyone.
Let us know how you are doing. Or keep posting, you're safe here.

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