This year CrossFit has been the thing that we have done really well. Cleaning, getting the laundry done, having lessons planned well each week--not so much. Even so, every member of the family has benefitted from the impact CF has had on our life. But in order to get the stuff of daily life done, I am having to learn how to train my children to do jobs and then actually delegate work to them, I am having to learn how to accept a dirtier kitchen floor than I am comfortable with, I am having to consider year round lessons to allow for the fluctuations in our life that seem to be inevitable. However, in the process of learning how to let things go a bit, I have learned that fitness and health is a top priority in my life, and one that needs to remain.
The flip side of this paradigm shift has been sorting out what is essential in our homeschool priorities. Somehow, despite my feelings of being scattered and disorganized this year (i.e. school did not fit into a tidy 9-3 timeframe), we are about to finish exactly what we have needed to complete this school year. Science is nearly finished, Matt finished his math curriculum and has started pre-algebra, Molly has somehow learned her addition and subtraction facts and has figured out how to regroup, tell time and count money, her reading level has improved, we have digested plenty of good literature, and learned about the first half of the 20th century, which was my goal with Tapestry of Grace this year, and none of it has looked like I thought it would.
I suppose this is the journey. As our children change, are we ready to change, as well? My year has not looked the way I thought it would, but it has looked like this, and I am more than okay with that:
|Molly reading to me on the deck on a beautiful spring day|
|an especially tough WOD that Matt crushed|
|working up to a 105# dead lift|
|Making friends at CF|
|prepping the garden for spring planting|
|learning how to make everything Paleo, like this...|
|and this...though I did already know how to roast a chicken I've|
just been doing it more often and better than ever...
|and dissections with friends...|
I continue to learn as I go. Learning to let go of my own expectations is the hardest lesson of all...