Compasision robs us of our joy. Don't let it steal yours.
One of the things I like best about Homeschooling is all of the options and opportunities that there are. Before Covid-19 I would ofter have to make choices between several options each day for different learning oportunites, field trips, homeschool classes, or groups. In fact when I first started I tried to do it all. I compaired myself to the other parents who seemed to have it more together than I did or who were doing more with their children than I was. Don't do it it's a trap.
You don't have to homeschool like anyone else. In fact the best thing you can do for yourself and your children is stop compairing them and yourself to others.
“Comparison is the thief of joy.” President Theodore Roosevelt
Homeschooling isin't a race
If you don't have room in your schedual this year for that really cool class, field trip, sport, or oportunity then let it go. It's okay not to be so scheduled every hour of the day. In fact overscheduling may cause you to miss letting the natural curriosity of your little people grow. When you discover new animal tracts, a birds nest, or something else your child wants to explore on a nature hike you don't want to have to rushing off to the next thing on the schedule. Take time to enjoy each activity and be present in those momnets.
With all the online, virtual, and in-person options now avaible this problem may have become even worse. The idea that you or your child is missing out is just keeping you from enjoying what you are doing. Focus on what you have right now what you did today. Don't worry about the things you didn't get to or the things that you could have done. Be happy right where you are today.