“If I showed up late this often to any other job, I would have been fired a long time ago.” Those words of a friend have stuck with me for years. Am I late for the doctor or dentist? Probably not, the consequences are often unpleasant.
The consequences of chronically starting your school day late are also unpleasant.
- You become impatient trying to play catch up or from the guilt of skipping planned activities.
- It is hard to get children motivated if they had too long of a down time before starting morning work.
- Your children are watching and learning from everything you do, show them the importance of a good start.
I could go on, but you get the idea. In honor of my friend’s husband who is in the army: Homeschooling, the toughest job you’ll ever love.