Sometimes this voyage is going to make me seasick. By seasick I mean sick of what we've been doing day in and day out. Completely sick of our routine. Those days where I wake up and have absolutely no interest in doing any of the things we did yesterday all over again. And if I'm seasick of it you can bet that the Mates are too, which causes them to act out which makes my seasickness even worse which causes them to...
You get it.
When I get stuck in this drowning spiral I start to question everything we are doing. I start to feel like we are on a sinking ship. The doubt leaks in. "Are we doing the right thing by homeschooling?" "What about this?" "What about that?" Back and forth we go, making ourselves crazy.
Until I realize that I'm just seasick. I need to treat that, not jump ship entirely.
I looked up seasickness on Wikipedia for some inspiration and found that the first remedy* listed was surprisingly appropriate:
- keep your mind occupied
Isn't that too perfect? We are bored. Keep our minds occupied. We need to change things up. More on how we're working on this another day...
*There were others that were hilarious in this context, like "drink any substance to temporarily diminish senses" since I don't think drinking alcohol will make our homeschooling any better