Even on days when homeschooling makes me want to pull my hair out, there is always a positive…we get up when we want to. We don’t have to catch a bus or make it somewhere before a bell rings. There is no rushing in our house in the mornings.
It is a joke with other homeschooling families I know that if the government knew how often we do school in our pajamas, they would add a law that we had to get dressed before we started math class!
The beauty of a relaxed morning is always centered around breakfast. The kids and I sit down at the table each morning to get things started, and although it seems like some old school cliche, beginning the day by actually talking to each other rather than watching TV or fussing at each other to hurry up helps put us on the same page. One of the kids might go out and get some eggs from the chicken coop or on a cold morning we might break out the oatmeal, but by and large, the kids ask for cereal every day.
The only thing about cereal was that I felt like all they wanted was sugary junk, and as I’m sure you can imagine, when you start teaching right after breakfast you don’t want your kid on some kind of sugar high. I try to ease into the day rather than having little ones bouncing off the walls.
Lately we have been eating a lot of Very Berry Cheerios. Of course we are comfortable with them because they are a brand I grew up on. And the kids love them because the sweetness of the berries makes them think they are getting a real treat.
Very Berry Cheerios is a new product from the most trusted name in breakfast. So do as the Pappy says, and go out and get your own box!
When you do, share your #berrieseverywhere moment on your social media! Give me a tag so I can see it!
I have partnered with Life of Dad and Cheerios for this campaign, but my opinions are my own.