Homeschool success can look different for each homeschool family. And depending on the age of your children, your definition of success can vary widely. You should take some time and think about what you consider to be a successful homeschool day.
Well, what do you consider success in your homeschool?
Here are 10 of my measures of a successful homeschool day.
- Remembering to feed the children for at least 3 meals – This can be difficult do on most days – not to mention all the snacks that 5 hungry kids can go through!
- Having time to go to the bathroom and being in the bathroom all by myself – It never fails; I take a 30 second bathroom break and 3 children need me simultaneously.
- Finishing a read aloud chapter without being interrupted 5,000 times – It’s an art form to read through a chapter book with multiple interruptions and never lose your place. I love when I complete an entire chapter!
- Not losing the toddler – This is dangerous because I never know what she’ll get into when I’m not looking!
- Keeping all the paint, markers, and glue on the art table and the paper rather than decorating the floor – The good news is that hydrogen peroxide takes out most types of paint, but I do loathe the cleanups!
- Being able to see at least 50% of the floor amidst the clutter – My house is more like a maze or an obstacle course of books and toys. I love when I can see at least part of the floor.
- Only sneaking into the pantry to eat chocolate 3 times during the day – I have my own secret stash of chocolate chips that I enjoy in a few moments of peace throughout the day when I need a quick pick-me-up. A good day is when I don’t deplete my stash.
- Getting the littles to take a short nap while cramming in music practice, science, and history – I love the peace and quiet of nap time and getting to do some indepth studies with the big kids.
- Having a clean outfit for me to put on in the morning and one extra to change into midway through the day after I’m sticky with leftover snacks from the baby and glue from the toddler – Even though I do at least one load of laundry a day I can still never find enough clean clothes for myself. It’s nice to not be a sticky, smelly mess by the end of the day.
How do you define success?
When your children are little – start small. Find all the tiny victories and celebrate your homeschool success!