After a wild and crazy weekend, I'm so, so glad I did my lesson planning last week.
Believe it or not, *not* flying by the seat of your pants increases the probability of getting things done by 1000%. I'm sure wiser heads than mine have pointed that out, but sometimes being a beginner means making your own mistakes.
Also, we have a full docket this week: out of town guests, Fourth of July festivities and rounding up the week with a weekend at the Door County Renaissance Faire. I'm making everyone pirate costumes this week (Except for B, who wants to be a blue pirate fairy princess.). I'm running errands and meeting friends and getting our garden in shape (as much as a 35 week pregnancy will let me) and I am still confident that we are going to get our school work done this week.
Also, the kids keep asking to make sure that we're going to get our schoolwork in.
I always promised myself I would be a "summer off" kind of homeschool mom. However, our little curriculum only takes about an hour, so they get the majority of the day off. Plus, they will be ready to start the school year with a bang, since their mental hinges will all be oiled and in top working shape when A. the new baby comes in a month B. my teaching from home job kicks back in and C. harvest season rolls around.
And that's the thing about homeschooling. If you find something that works, roll with it. If you find something doesn't work, change it. There's a real beauty to flexibility.