29 April 2010
What I Love About Homeschooling
I received this in an email today and thought I'd make a post about it.
The list was a bit shorter (not much though) until I got hold of it and added a few of my own thoughts!!
What I love about homeschooling
Send them to school and from 8:00 to 3:00 and have no clue...
How many times they laughed
How many times they learned something and what they learned
How many times they questioned
How many times they understood
How many times they wanted more information and couldn't get it because class was over or teacher was too busy
How many times they bounced up and down from excitement over something new they learned
How many times they were proud over an accomplishment
How many times they wanted to cry and be hugged but couldn't be
How many times they wanted to pray and couldn't
How many times I would miss out on a hug
How many smiles I would miss
How many cuddle times I would miss
I could send them to school....
And in only 20 minutes a day they could soak up the sun
Eat highly processed food for lunch
and if they're lucky, finish off the lunch before someone says lunch is over
let them be bullied on the playground
allow them to be told how, when, what they can draw, read and write rather than being able to use their own imaginations
They would miss their hours of picking dandelions and playing in our yard...
And I would miss the bouquets they create for me
I would miss our picnics and walks in the woods
I could send them to school...
And let others have the best of my children's hours of each day
Allow others to instill their values in them rather than our values
Promote peer dependence
Promote socialism rather than individualism
Be led to believe that two mommies are better than one~that may be true for bowls of ice cream but not for mom's and dad's
By no means would I consider this list "exhaustive", at least not for me. I could go on but I encourage you to grab it up and add to or delete from it. Whatever suits you!