Last week, we had a very crazy week. I got up on Monday morning with a very long to-do list; I really wanted to take the week off from school and just focus on other things. And I almost did. Then, I looked at my girls and remembered my goals for them. In order to help them become the people that God intends for them to be, I must make them a priority. They are the reason that I left my career and chose to become a stay-at-home mom. The laundry, vacuuming, dissertation work, etc. are all part of my job, but my primary job is raising my girls. So, I put my to-do list down and we did preschool. And, as soon as we got started on our work, I was glad that we did. Abigail made some amazing mental connections that morning; she learned the basics of addition! If I had chosen to take a day off, that might not have happened. While I do think that children and parents do need occasional breaks from school, I was reminded of the importance of planning the breaks and not succumbing to the desire to skip homeschooling. I can always find a reason to take a day off from teaching my girls, but I am now focusing instead on the reason to homeschool every day.