It’s my sixth week of the ABCs of Homeschooling from 5 Kids and a Dog.
My kids are a year apart. They are the best of friends, always protective of each other, always wanting to know the other’s opinion. It’s really sweet how they are sometimes in sync with each other.
As summer approaches, it seems we stay indoors a lot. None of us seem very suited to the Louisiana humidity, especially this momma. Thus, my two children are together all day long. Combined with the heat, that means fighting. Lots and lots of fighting.
It’s hard to get much schooling done when the kids are at each other’s throats. It starts off with wrestling and chasing. Then there is hair pulling, biting, and hitting. Next, there is stealing of toys and books. It escalates to screaming and crying until I feel I can’t take it anymore. That’s when I see the kids playing together, the best of friends again.