Well it is our second day of school during the year of 2008 and we are surviving. I love the fact that my children have always been at home with me and that they will continue to be schooled by Momma. The part I don't like is the everyday in and outs of homeschooling. I know there are mom's that absolutely love it but this mom is not one of them.
So you say to yourself then why is this woman doing this to herself? God laid it on my heart when my oldest who is now 11 was only three years old. He worked everything out for us and every year I see the blessings of this commitment to the Lord and the children. I think it is o.k. for us homeschooling mom's to be honest with each other and let people know that this is not an easy job but it is rewarding.
Last the principal of our school had to have a meeting with the two older ones about math. They both think this subject is just terrible and causes them so much grief in their lives. So the principal had a serious talk with them about not being lazy and respecting their teacher and all the other lectures that principals make. I sat back and listened and was in awe as he went over all the new skills they have learned and how truly smart they are. That was all I needed to know I was doing the right thing and then at the end of all of it today one was beginning to complain and the other sibling said remember we just have to change our attitude and ask Jesus to help us stay diligent. Now what public school kid would have said that to their classmate.
I love the fact that I was the one who taught my kids how to read, write , add, subtract, etc.. but the part I love the most is I have taught them to have Jesus be their helper and turn to him even for the little things.
So this goes out to all you homeschoolers: You ROCK and keep PRESSING ON even when you don't want to.