Recently, I wrote the “Top Ten Reasons” why I’m glad that we are a homeschooling family. To date, it was the article that has been shared the most of any of mine.
As I saw the numbers climb, I realized that I was not alone.
There were others out there like me. They shared my list either in agreement or to convince a friend or family member that homeschooling was okay.
We aren’t frantically getting haircuts or new shoes. We aren’t filling prescriptions or worrying about who is or isn’t in his class. We aren’t taking out a loan to pay for school clothes and supplies.
We are experiencing a sense of relief that is too big for words.
In reality, things will be a bit crazy when I return back to school for the staff training and teacher meetings in two weeks. It will take some adjusting to get used to working part-time, but I’m excited to team with a friend so that we can both give our families what they need.
This is who we are now. It is good.
After homeschooling most of the summer, we thought it was best to give my TBP a vacation. Because of this, he will do other things while I am in meetings and won’t officially start school until after Labor Day.
He liked that idea.
I’m looking forward to visiting some of the favorite tourist spots after most have returned to school. Typically, our Septembers are beautiful so adventuring and autumn walks with my son sounds wonderful.
I love Fall and it has always been my favorite time of year. This year, I believe it will be even better!
Ah…you may find yourself doing more relaxed/unschooling these days. How did I go from being a public school teacher being told I must make a kite like all of the other teachers at my grade level to my 9 year old taking a JAVA course and selecting his own avenue for learning? Easily.
Easily…that sounds nice. I wouldn’t describe many of our days as easy yet, but the relief that we don’t have to have that outside influence dictating his every step…that is huge.
I’m excited to see how this morphs into more of his directed learning 🙂