When You Are Home Sick and Home Schooled

I had the best of intentions this week, as you may have noticed, the month was all planned out. I did so well, the boy didn’t even know Monday was a holiday. I’m tricky that way.

As it happened, it didn’t matter. Because sometime late night Monday early morning Tuesday, this happened:

“Mom, I feel yucky, mom….mom….wake up. Can I watch something?”

By 9am we were on our way to the doctor’s and long story short.  We took the rest of the week off.

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If you’ve read the page about The Boy, you would know that this is just par for the course. Nothing holds this kid back, sometimes we just have to take a break.

But that’s why we homeschool right?

This week I had already decided to switch things up a little, add Don Quixote into our reading. Since I had a captive audience, that’s just what I did.

Today he was feeling better while he was resting. Not so much after he realized he felt better and wanted to run around. Then the coughing would return, and we’d take a little break. And then he’d be back to his old tricks.

I figured that was as good of a time as any to throw in a little learnin’ (she says in a her best western accent).

It’s amazing what a few days of idleness can produce. That kid got to thinking. And the next think you know, this happened:

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If you’ve never “met” Isaiah, check out this video. It’s short and sweet, and it’s about this Rube Goldberg machine he made. I was really proud of him for spending about an hour, uninterrupted working out his plan. He drew it out and everything. So he made a little video showing us all how it works.

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2 thoughts on “When You Are Home Sick and Home Schooled

  1. Am I mistaken or did the boy make a machine that was not only cool and colorful but with no plan for world domination with said machine? On the upside he is feeling better. But I’m with you there is nothing more difficult than when they realize they feel better and you feel like hey it was so much easier when you had a fever and were sleeping 🙂

  2. When we created StoryMoment.com – clean, quality audio stories for children and families – I think we had parents like you and kids like Isaiah in mind. What do you do when you’re home sick? Or when its a recurring thing. We turn to audio stories. We wanted parents to have a trusted resource at hand for those times when the schedule got switched and turned upside down.
    Praying his “feeling better” lasts.

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