To say it has has been an adjustment is a bit of an understatement! I’m still working with all my usual pastoral care commitments and my wife is still trying to complete the first year of her full-time PhD, etc. But I think we are getting somewhere now.
We do all our 6yo’s school work in the morning, focusing mainly on Maths and English (and a bit of science). We also alternate which who does school work on which day so that both of us can get some work done. Fortunately, with no mid-week church programs, I have the time to help out in this way. Not everyone is as fortunate to have a flexible employer.
Technically, he is on school holidays for 2 weeks, but now that we are in a bit of a rhythm with his schoolwork, we’re just going to press on. I fear that if we stop for two weeks, we’ll never get him near the dining table ever again! And we might not want him to either!!!
Another challenge is that our 3yo is getting rather jealous of all the attention (Ie. schooling) his brother is getting and so has started acting up. But I guess that is understandable.
Thanks for asking.