As many of my readers well know, sometimes as a homeschooler it is hard not to compare yourself to all those photos in the curriculum catalogs of perfectly groomed parents and children sitting at organized learning centers with books and papers neatly stacked and a clean and tidy house visible in the background.
Of course, when we fall into the comparison trap we invariably come up short. Real life--especially real homeschooling life, where people are actually living and working in the home ALL DAY LONG--is just not like that. So this is for my homeschooling readers (and anyone else who wants to get a peek into our homeschooling day). Compare away! And feel good about yourselves!
(Note: I'm sure Trevor would like me to let you know that the mess is not his. Truth be told, I think it's mostly mine and the 4-year-old's!)