Our Saturday posts - a review of our pages, because we know you don't read them. Come one!! Admit it!! One cup of coffee and you're ready to run to the bathroom, pages forgotten. Well, here they are. Enjoy them, we do and thanks for all the fish!
We all have them.
Am I doing the right thing? Are my kids progressing? Will they make it into college? Am I ruining their lives?
My answers are: yes, yes, yes, and I would do that whether we homeschooled or not, right.
Actually, my kids love being homeschooled as do most others that we know. Sometimes, my older son Pete will reminisce about those glorious years he spent in school.
Well actually that one glorious year he spent in school - kindergarten. But none of it pertains to the schooling, just the social aspects.
He remembers how the other kids used to fuss over who would sit next to him at lunch, who would hang out with him at recess, and who was his girlfriend. Oh, the six year old drama.
Now, he spends every lunch sitting next to Mom and little brother, RePete. He spends “recess” doing his own thing or playing with Mom or RePete until the school kids come home or we setup a get-together with others homeschooled friends, and while neither RePete or Mom is up for the girlfriend gig, he still has co-op so the prospects are still there.
I interviewed my boys for this post, but it wasn't all that exciting. They are men of few words when I want an interview. The rest of the time, I can't get them to be quiet.
My question was, “What do you like about homeschooling?”
RePete, age 8, said he liked that it didn't take very long so he had lots of time to play, he loves his co-ops and friends, and math. (?? I think he added that because this was one of our good math days).
Pete, age 12, stated that he gets to stay home with his family, no waiting on other kids to finish so he can be done and do his own thing, and hisfriends and co-ops.
What about all that awesome teaching I do? I jest. Kind of. I'm happy they are happy. And learning. And well-adjusted. And so far, neither child has yelled at me for ruining his life.
ps I was right about the piano lessons.
NASW / Robin is a pampered mom to two rambunctious boys, Pete and RePete . When not homeschooling, or writing about the antics in her home, Robin is busy knitting and honing her photography skills.