Thursday, July 1, 2010

That Is The Question

To homeschool ... or not to homeschool?

It is a question I have contemplated since my oldest started school. And, a question I ask every year, over and over again.

For the record, we LOVE our public school, we LOVE our teachers.

For a variety of reasons, the desire to homeschool has become stronger.

When you are standing at the edge of the cliff, thinking of jumping, what do you do? You call the person who will nudge you over the edge.

Well, in my case, I called a friend who does homeschool her kids.

In her defense, she is the best person to talk to, because she won't tell you what to do; she will listen to your ramblings, give some insight, and offer herself if you need to talk some more, at a later time.

The opposite of me who would tell you what to do, and how to do it. I'm working on being more like my friend.

So, we chatted for awhile. That evening I talked with Hubby, who prefers a sane wife and understands I may have some ulterior motives to wanting to homeschool. (Like the fact that all three of our children will be in school this coming school year, therefore I'm not wanting to let them all go.)

Recently, my homeschooling friend shared that she owns a laminator.

OK, if there was ever a reason to homeschool, rationalizing the purchase of a laminator would be one of those reasons.

Well, maybe not; but, I so want a laminator.

As for the homeschooling question. The kids are all registered for public school, this fall, but it feels like the status quo could change with any undesirable changes made at their school

Then again, ask me in a couple more weeks how I feel about keeping the kids home year around. I may be ready to send them to school, regardless of any changes.

1 comment:

Amy said...

I just found your blog. It was fun to read through some of your posts. I'm going to add you to my side bar so I can keep up with your blog better :)

My sister and I have had many conversations about homeschooling. I am not one who could pull it off successfully. I enjoy seeing my boys go to school, enjoy their friends there, and come home and tell me what they are studying and learning. Things that I would have never thought of. This is just my thought on it. I wish you the best as you decide.