The draft of my chapter in which this passage appears hasn’t been proofread yet–so it might not even make the cut, but I wanted to toss it out and see if it strikes a chord with anyone.
For me it represents another lesson I’ve learned in the wake of my recent diagnosis.
To succeed at homeschooling, you need not wake up every morning feeling like a modern Mary or Marty Poppins ready to sail effortlessly through the day with your perfect children who do their schoolwork perfectly while you draft your third best-selling novel. There will be days—weeks, months, years, even—as a parent where you will feel lucky if you can muster a meager sense of contentment after your second cup of coffee.
In the famous words of psychologist M. Scott Peck: “Life is difficult.”
Hell, yeah, it is.
And so are people. And so are some personalities. Work with what you’ve got.
P.S. Yes, I think it applies to non-homeschooling parents, too.