Here’s a question for everyone…what do you do when YOU are sick? One of the biggest struggles I have faced while homeschooling is when I get sick. The Monk is feeling great with all sorts of energy and I am, right now, coughing my lungs up and am completely drained of energy as I battle a spring time cold. Yesterday we snuggled and watched movies, but today, although I am still miserable, I find myself loaded with guilt about not hitting the lesson books. So, what does everyone do when they are sick and the kid(s) are not?
That’s a hard question to answer. I had a virus last week that had me weak and feverish. My daughter (who is the only of my children who is homeschooled) said, “Are we homeschooling today?” When I replied that I wasn’t feeling well, her response made me laugh (and cringe), “You’re sick, but I’m not.” She ended up watching some educational videos and working on her writing skills.
She requires a lot of close supervision when she does her work, so we only did what could be done independently.
Good question @Beckie . I’m curious what others will say.
If I am that sick that I just can’t do it, then the kids get a day off. We just make up the work somewhere else. I am not against pulling out books for bedtime or pulling them out on a Saturday.
It always evens out and somehow by the end of the school year we have completed everything that we wanted to.
I don’t stress about it and the kids love to get a surprise day off. Plus they are usually so grateful to get the day off from school that they will do little things to take care of me.
We do school year round, so if I am actually that sick (very rarely sick enough to not do school) we just skip a day or two.
Nap on the couch and threaten the kids that if they wake me up, I will turn off their movie.