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Not too long ago, I accepted a full-time work-at-home position and I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about it. I had prayed so hard and for so long about homeschooling.
I may or may not have already mentioned how much of a blessing Mother Goose Time has been for us and of course I definitely feel like my prayers were answered and then some. I can’t even believe it.
I’ll be working mostly in the evenings and on weekends, which is awesome. It means that we can actually get up in the morning and take our time. So long and farewell to the days of scrambling around to get ready and out the door as quickly as possible because, more often than not, we were already running late. Oops. I never was much of a morning person. Lol…
The little guy is definitely hilarious at this point. If I ask him where mama will be working, he says “Mama work home.” And if I ask where he goes to school, he tells me “I home school.”
After being off for a few days, I think he’s finally starting to get it. We get up whenever we want to, eat breakfast together and read, do our circle time activities, and work on Mother Goose Time throughout the day.
Oh my gosh, y’all! I wouldn’t trade this for the world. It’s all kinds of awesome! Um hello. It’s 2 AM and I have no less than 3 trays ready to go with our activities for tomorrow. Yay!
I’m sure I’ll have all sorts of things to share in the next few weeks and months about going from full-time working to work-at-home as well as what homeschooling looks like for us right now, so don’t forget to check back.
In other news, we had lots of fun with this Muddy Pig invitation to create activity this week. And of course it was so simple to set up. I gave the little guy a divided tray with brown paint, some dirt, a little bit of grass, and of course let him do his own thing.
This is why I love Mother Goose Time so much. I mean, c’mon. I’m like all kinds of creative and yet I probably never would’ve thought of something like this on my own. Lol…
The little guy loves these activities, though. And as a mama and an educator, I’m not at all worried about lesson plans or standards because I know that Mother Goose Time already has it covered. Guess what, y’all?
That means we can spend more time playing and less time planning. After all, isn’t that sort of the point?
I love getting started each day with art and these invitation to create activities are perfect for that. I can set things up the night before and leave it on the little guy’s table, so it’s the first thing he finds the next morning.
Art is such an awesome warm-up activity, my friends. And these activities definitely inspire little kids to get creative.
If you missed our preschool space post not too long ago, you can check it out here.
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