Thursday, January 27, 2011

Siblings... or how to make Mom to go insane!LOL


This is a vent blog today!
I am sure homeschooling parents of close in age siblings can relate!
After weeks of bickering between my 7th grader and 8th grader..... starting next week.... they will be separated for schooling.
In the past, they have been on the same schedule but they are driving me nuts!LOL
I feel bad, as they share a room and they are both home all day for homeschooling so they do not get away from each other much.
And 2 different personality kids are they! WHEW!
One likes peanut butter but not jelly, the other son likes jelly but not peanut butter. One son likes bright colors and always has, the other prefers blues, greens, black, greys.
One son has ADHD and therefore twitches, bounces his food, taps his fingers, etc. and this makes my other son NUTS! My gifted son whizzes thru his school which makes my other son angry because he struggles with some subjects.
And being that they are 14 and almost 13...... they LOVE to egg each other on with name calling which leads to punching,etc.
And I have daycare kids who do not need to be influenced by my lovely children!!
So.... our homeschooling day is about to be shuffled! Instead of a nice relaxing weekend, I get to pull out our schedule and create one that works with only 1 child at a time in the kitchen doing work, while the other has time alone in their shared room. Needless to say, this will probably not be without challenges, grumbles, etc.
And I may go completely insane before it is over! But, I think that the end result will be a more harmonic household!
At least that is the plan......
Check back in a few weeks and I will let you know how it went!