Monday, February 17, 2014

Homeschooling When Mom Is Sick

When the kids are sick, I know exactly how to handle it. Off to bed with them! Any sick child in my house is immediately ordered to bed, where they are waited on, with soup, juice, any necessary medicine, and various other comforts. When they are sick on a school day, they do what assignments they feel they can manage (which usually isn't much), they read a lot, and they rest.

But what do I do when I'm the sick one?!

It took me years to figure this one out. I've read about busy boxes, letting the older ones teach the younger ones (this one is laughable, for me), and conducting school in mom's bed. Enough! Why do we homeschooling moms find it so easy to care for our children, and so difficult to care for ourselves? This is going to be a very short post. Homeschooling while sick is nonsense. There, I said it. 

Now, I know there are still things that MUST happen, like feeding the kids. So, feed the kids. Set them up with a science video, a pile of books, a bucket of play dough, or a box of art supplies. Then, lie down (close enough to supervise, of course), drink hot tea, read a book, nap when they do, and just TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!!!! School will be there tomorrow.