“I need a vacation!”

Posted: August 15th, 2013 under Homeschooling, Reading list.
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“I need a vacation, ” said the woman who travels every chance she gets.

Yes, I am talking about me.

More specifically, I need someone to come feed and nurture my family while I chain myself to a hammock.

Maybe somewhere like this:

Roatan, Honduras

Roatan, Honduras

 

“Why?” you ask?  Why would I try to flee the care and comforts of the family I love?

BECAUSE I NEED TO KNOCK OUT MY SUMMER READING LIST!

I am so behind.

There are twelve books haunting me on my nightstand.  AND THAT DOESN’T INCLUDE THE NOVELS I DOWNLOADED TO KINDLE!

 

Summer reading / Teacher inservice

 

Apologetics.

Philosophy.

Communication.

Cognitive skills training and executive skills training.

I think I’ve read some of each book, but have yet to finish one.

Why am I so behind?

Then it dawned on me.  My youngest child is three years old.  I have not nursed a baby in two years.  I got my  best reading done during those years of nursing younguns, when I had to get off my feet and sit still.  I used to knock off several books a week, but now I struggle to finish a couple per month.

Sigh.

The LORD certainly knew what He was doing when He designed the whole “nursing mother” plan.  He knew that a mother with an infant needs to get off of her feet every two to three hours to nurture that little one.  At the time it seems inconvenient, but it is restful for the body and refreshing to the mind and  soul.  I miss those times, and now my ambitious reading list, my “homeschool teacher inservice training”, is haunting me with the Specter of Unfinished Business.

And that leads me back to my dilemma.

I need a vacation.

Or better yet, another baby.

 

What was on your summer reading list?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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