Do you ever wish you could peek into someone else’s life, to see how they really do things?
Who does what chores, and how does breakfast get made? Do they really get up before sunrise? Do they really exercise every afternoon? (No and no, at this house.)
I always wonder.
I think right in the middle of the dailiness is where find out who we really are. We see the choices we make, we see where our time goes, we see what we make room for and when we’re willing to drop everything.
This is where our kids learn how to be, too. It’s not in the instruction, it’s in the details.
That’s where our kids learn about our heart’s priorities, because they see where we devote our time and energy and resources. They learn what matters, they learn what we trust and what we value, by seeing what we include in our daily routines and what we edit out. And they watch what we do when our ideals bump up against reality.
They absorb it all, and they develop character through the living.
So do we.
I think the details matter, even if they seem kind of everyday and boring as they’re happening.
Plus, you know, I’m just curious about everyone else’s.
We’re talking about the details of our daily routines over at Simple Homeschool this month.
I think of myself as the curator of our home and our schedule — I bring in inspiring materials, I make sure our home is set up to encourage kids’ learning, and I leave plenty of free time for them to pursue their interests.
Read the whole story at Simple Homeschool.
My simple-but-full day is part of the annual A Homeschool Day in the Life series. Every year, this collection of posts reminds me that there are a million good ways to create a day that works for your family. Yours doesn’t have to look like anyone else’s. (And you don’t have to do everything.)
You can find all of this year’s posts here. I’m reading and taking notes!