1st Homeschool law of schedule dynamics:
A schedule in motion remains in motion unless acted upon by an outside force.
2nd Homescool law of schedule dynamics:
A schedule at rest remains at rest unless acted upon by an outside force.
My children do best with a relaxed schedule. It makes a nice frame around which we structure our day. In general, Im consistent on following it, adjusting it slightly to accommodate small changes in our life, and keeping on an even keel. As life throws us curves, we sometimes we get away from the schedule for a few days, or a week, but resuming our routine is usually natural and easy.
However… every few years we get derailed and I struggle more to get on track. We altered our schedule for the week prior to vacation to allow for packing and preparations. Then we were gone for two weeks, and returned with a nasty recurring stomach bug. Now usually, when sickness hits we continue school, modifying a bit to accommodate, but without coming to a full halt. Unfortunately this time the “schedule dynamics” laws were against us; the schedule remained “at rest”.
Im officially derailed and need to get back into the swing. I know that things will actually be easier when our comfortable routine resumes. Still, it is hard to get the “schedule at rest” into motion again. Today Ill be reviewing our schedule to see whether any minor tweaks need to done, and Ill post it.
Even “off schedule” as weve been this month, I can see the main skeleton of it underneath. It just needs to be fleshed out again.
Give me a shove to get the pendulum in motion!