This is the last day of the Schoolhouse Review Crew “5 Days of Homeschooling….” blog hop. I hope you have been having as much fun as we all have! There are over 60 of us bloggers participating – which means over 60 different homeschool topics…that should pretty much cover just about everyone in one form or another!
I have been blogging about “Homeschooling with Excessive Energy”. In case you are just joining in, you can read my previous posts:
Day One: What is Excessive Energy.
Day Two: Diet
Day Three: Curriculum
Day Four: Resources
Today I am going to wrap it up with “The Blessing”. Although the road we have traveled with our son has been a “difficult one” in the way of trying to figure him out and how to handle him (without “breaking his spirit”) and how to help him…he is such a blessing to our lives! The child has so much personality and challenges us in so many ways each and every day that we would never have been the same without him!
For as much as he makes me pull my hair out with some of his “idiosyncrasies”…he also makes me laugh just as many times with his amazingly awesome loving and funny personality!
Often times kids with “ADHD type behaviors” (not confirmed ADHD remember) are also EXTREMELY SMART. P definitely has this trait! At four, five and now even at six he asks some of the MOST AMAZING questions and seems to understand so much beyond his young years. I have never met a child with such intelligence. (Which can be dangerous too as he “out-smarts” his mama!)
He has an amazing ability for caring and for understanding how one is feeling. He is constantly watching how we as a family interact and is just as often telling us how we are doing it wrong and what we should be doing. (Which in his innocence, he is often correct. For as we grow older we grow more “hard” against life and each other.)
He LOVES music…he goes around the house singing all the time. He also seems to have the ability to understand the meaning behind the words of the songs. One I will never forget is when he was getting ready to “do something wrong” and he told me he had “pushed back the dark”. (From Josh Wilson’s “Pushing Back the Dark“.)
So…our amazing wonderful son has been so worth the little bit (ok, a lot) of time I have spent on researching different things. And even that, quite honestly, has been a blessing. Through all of this I have learned how important what we eat really is – therefore that has become a benefit for our entire family! (And generations to come, Lord willing.)
Thank you for joining me this week! I pray you found some different things that will help you in your journey!
Now, my blog hop “small group” would love if you would hop over and visit each of them!
Lexi @ Lextin Academy ~ The Homeschool Dad, CEO
Lynn @ Ladybug Chronicles ~ Organizing Your Home and School
Cristi @ Through the Calm and Through the Storm ~ Homeschooling Thankfulness
Melissa @ Mom’s Plans ~ Historical Field Trips
Karen @ Tots and Me ~ Making Geography Fun
Adena @ AdenaF ~ Mnemonics
Amy @ Homeschool Encouragement ~ Lego Learning
Erin @ For Him and My Family ~ Record Keeping
And then click the picture below to visit the main page and see what some of the others shared!
Have a wonderfully blessed day!