yesterday was a tough day. today, we made what used to be the play room into our designated "school room". i'm feeling better already.
i've also had time to reflect on the difficulties i was having with the house & not feeling like we could have school in a chaotic environment. and the answer i came up with is the answer i come up with to so many perceived difficulties in my life - go outside. next time i am having a day where i feel like i'm up against the wall and nothing is going right, we are going outside. we are so lucky to live in this beautiful place, we could go to the ocean, or the forest, or the mountains, or all 3 in one day. how could that not put things in perspective? i always feel better when i go outside, it doesn't really matter what the weather is like. and i know for a fact the kids will play by the ocean in the pouring rain and be happy for it. and the educational part is a life lesson. when all else fails, go outside.