Keepin’ It Real!

I think it’s fun to post cute pictures of our cute life, where everything has a place and all things are in their places.  Neat and tidy we homeschool moms are.  Right?  Mandy days that’d be a lie over here.  Although we clean up most days and try to do a real good clean on Fridays, this is pretty much what our homeschool space looks like most days.  We are in the midst of our  morning school session.  Kyler is up in his loft area (his new place to do school.  He has a plan to build a Tiny House in the next while and has been converting a little loft in his bedroom TO his bedroom).  Maya has been cleaning the bathroom and KK is at his desk, doing his work.  Kind of.  He’s got his IPOD and is texting his cousin.  As soon as I am finished with this post, I will be taking his IPOD and he can use it again AFTER his school work and chores are done.  I need to reread this post about Gadgets and The Good Life.  But, for now, Kaleb has his IPOD.  This post is about keeping it real.  As much as I’d like for this to be real


This is my current reality:  All the desks are a bit messy, the windowsill is cluttered, as are the bookshelves.  The floor has a million tiny pieces of who knows what.  But hey, at least my kids are cute, right!



Maya tends to keep her spot pretty neat.  Maybe because we share that spot?  It might help.  She is doing a 7’s page in her Main Lesson Book for Waldorf First Grade Math.  I cut her bangs this morning.  I may have missed a few of them.  I’ll get right on that.



Kaleb’s desk is usually the worse.  He is very non-sequential, leans more towards chaos.  Like his mother, I suppose.  See, he has an empty popcorn bowl from like, last Thursday?  Also, the slingshot comes in handy during his Ancient Africa Oak Meadow 6th grade lesson.  Don’t you think?


Here Kyler is in his loft.  He keeps his new spot organized and tidy.  He rigged it up 3 days ago, so we’ll see if it lasts.  I went up there to get a picture of him quietly doing his school work, as I hadn’t heard from his for quite a while.  I was proud of my freshman boy studiously studying.  But, alas, he was making his paracord survival bracelets.  He sells them, so it’s part of his business.  But not part of his school.




More of the boys’ area.  This is AFTER they cleaned it up.




Reality check. 



About carishumaker

We are trying to live The Good Life with our 3 kids out in the woods. We strive to be as self reliant as possible, with a great amount of leisure time to Live The Good Life as best as we can. We work hard so we can play hard and want to teach our kids to love life and love people and love learning. This is our journey.
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1 Response to Keepin’ It Real!

  1. Susan W says:

    What a great space — my teen son would love the loft area!!
    Thanks for sharing at the Finishing Strong link-up.

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