Hey friend, can I share a secret with you?
You don’t have to be perfect to homeschool.
Shocking, I know.
If you look around Pinterest, it probably feels like you couldn’t swing this homeschooling thing because you don’t love crafts, you haven’t written your own reading curriculum, and math… just, math!
I was terrified to start homeschooling even though I knew it was the right thing for our family.
I’m not perfect! I kept thinking to myself. What if I’m not cut out for this!?
Can you relate? If so, guess what…
“You want to do something really fun with us, Mom!?”
I want to say yes but every ounce of my body screams no. This is parenting with PMDD. The ugly side of it, anyway.
When I go to the beach, I like to stand at the edge of the ocean, where the water crashes into the shore. I like to watch my toes sink further into the sand with each passing wave.
I attempt to lift my feet and am surprised by the amount of effort I’ll have to put forth to become un-submerged in the crashing momentum of the waves meeting the sand.
The surprise never diminishes, regardless of how many times I do this.
I realize this is what living with PMDD feels like.
For two weeks out of the month, I am standing at the edge of the ocean, where the water crashes into the shore. I can see it coming, but I don’t think it will reach me.
Surely, I’m far enough away this time.