Friday, September 3, 2010
Do you want to go back to school?
When we told the kids last Spring we were homeschooling they were a little sad to leave their school. I was sad also since I really liked their school. Bella said she was going to miss the monkey bars and friends and I had finally found a school Sweet Boy liked. For a long time I did not know if I was doing the right thing. We have now been homeschooling for a month. Today I asked the kids if they wanted to go back to their old school and they said NO WAY!! That made me feel good!
The weather has been so wonderful around here. Here in Texas we have a saying "If you don't like the weather, wait a few minutes and it will change." So true. Last week it was over 100 degrees. This week it is in the 70's! I love that we have been getting up and first thing we do is play outside. I love the relaxed mornings outside, drinking my coffee with baby, while watching the kids playing. And as I sit there taking it all in, I think about how at this lovely time we would be in the car, rushing to get to school on time and I would be praying that there would not be any traffic congestion.
These moments make me love homeschooling. If you do not homeschool, I don't want you to think it is a bed of roses. On the same day that I experience these lovely moments, the kids fight, someone complains about school work, I loose my temper, I feel lonely, tired, and/or frustrated. Just the fact of life. But I am learning to not react to fights, apologize when I loose it, get out of the house when I feel lonely, and follow the kids lead when it comes to school work.