Homeschooling sick days do exist !!

So what do you do when the kids and the parent who homeschools end up sick.  If the kids where in school it would be simple you would all have a sick day but somehow because you are homeschooling you feel like you need to do something.   Both kids are miserable and I have flu and yet this morning I still got up and prepared their table with some homeschooling activities.  Why ?  Why not just acknowledge that we are sick and need a sick day ?

As I was sitting on my couch feeling sorry for myself and missing my bed, I thought about it and promptly removed the activities from the table (it can keep until we all feel better) and told the kids that today they could just play,relax and do whatever they wanted.  I thought I would have had two couch potatoes on my hand, not sure if I can really get through another viewing of Planes or Cars right now, but  the whole morning the two of them have been upstairs playing with their toys having a blast, a lot of sneezing and coughing but still having fun.   I have managed to catch up on some me reading (ie non-homeschooling reading) and have actually managed to finish a cup of tea without it getting cold.

So yes even us home educators need a sick day every now and again.

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Home educating family based in the UK. We try to make learning fun
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