We skipped school today.
Not a single math paper or reading assignment was done.
Not a crayon was touched.
I didn’t even drill math facts in the car on the way to the store.
We’ll just call it a mental health day, or an “everyone is way too tired and at each other’s throats to arm anyone with pencils, scissors, or glue sticks” day.
You ever have those kinds of days?
My littles were too pooped to produce great school work. I was too tired to find an ounce of patience. My house was too dirty to be ignored any longer. A week that includes two nights of car shopping, one late night watching Star Wars, and one long road trip will do that to a family with 4 littles.
Sometimes, we just need a catch-up day.
Catch-up days are one of the perks of homeschooling. Kind of like a snow day without the snow.
I do track our attendance and we expect to finish our school year in mid May. I’m not sure which day, and I’m totally okay with that. I like flexibility. It’s a must when home-schooling in a household that includes toddlers and pre-school aged children.
So, to my other home-school friends out there….
Do you take catch up days from time to time? How often do these free days come and under what circumstances do you choose to call off school for the day? Do you feel guilty when you miss a day? Looking forward to hearing from you!