August 31, 2010
Still as I watch the school year start and right away everyone want to keep their books in their own rooms so they don't need to go up and downstairs to get them I really start to question if having a school room is the best use of the real estate of our home. In some ways I think it is part of our identity, you walk into that room and it is clear we homeschool, still we rarely school in there anymore. I could force us all to sit at the table downstairs but everyone generally ends up irritated with each other and far less productive than if we are upstairs. I like keeping the books out of their rooms so they can't get lost in the vortex of their rooms, though last year I let my responsible and fairly neat 5th grader move them to her room with much success.
At what point do I need to let it go and allow that room to become something else?
Posted by Tenniel at 11:33 AM