Pumpkin ice cream! My younger kids helped me prepare the custard, and we ran the machine then dished it out and enjoyed it together. In my mind, I thought I had repeated over and over, “PUMPKIN ice cream!” Plus, I thought the orange color and fragrant spices made it rather evident. But, multiple family members took their first spoonful and uttered a surprised, “pumpkin!?!”
This reminds me of my homeschooling, because I find I am often repeating things. I think I’ve been heard, but they actually needed to hear the information one more time.
My homeschool is math-heavy, and I see this especially in math. I try to remind myself, and my child, “it’s ok to need repetition. Repetition builds learning.”
Perhaps all parents feel like they repeat a lot, but I think homeschoolers might feel this way especially, because we are the ones doing the teaching and the repeating all day long.