Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ideal School Day

I think that I am finally admitting to myself that there is no perfect school day. It's taken me long enough, don't you think?

Life is life and more often than not, our homeschool day is not perfect.

We get sick. We have errands to run. We go on leave in the middle of the year. We accidentally sleep in. We have to say "goodbye" to Daddy or welcome him home from a deployment. We have another baby. We move to another state. We have events or obligations to be at.

It is always something - and I'm okay with that.

Homeschooling gives us the freedom to do these things.

I'm not saying that there aren't days that I wish I could drop the kids off down the street at the public school.

Sometimes I think that it might be nice to have that much free time during the day, but the thoughts only lasts for a fleeting moment. And I realize that I'm not hoping for them to get a better education there, but only looking for a short break for me. A babysitter. :)

I'm not saying that I don't need a break sometimes. I'm sure that every homeschooling mom does. But the benefits outweigh the hardships and I'm content with the decision that we've made to keep the kids at home.


Megan said...

I enjoyed your post. This realization is one I think every homeschool mom has to come to terms with. We have those days, weeks, months where I get so frustrated because there is always something to do or an errand to run. Thanks for your post! It is always reassuring to know that others go through the same thing:)

Michelle said...

Well said my friend! I miss you!
Love, Michelle

Anonymous said...

You are all richer for the decision to home school. So Glad! You are the best teacher, Jen. Mom W.