Monday, September 29, 2008

I Survived!!!

We started school promptly at 9 am, stopped at noon for an hour lunch break and my last "student" finally finished her school assignments at 5:15 pm. I'm proud to announce we all survived.

I'm sure by the end of the week, I will have all school assignments completed and neatly on my organized desk (the kitchen counter) by 11:30 am. We will then proceed with lunch and finish just in time to march my perfectly groomed children out the door for an educational field trip.

that comment was entered by my oldest, Troy. I'm afraid he might be more accurate than me. But I do have high hopes.

You know what's so funny to me? Every home schooling site I go to the women says something to the effect of the following, "I home school, not because I want to shelter my kids or they aren't able to keep up in the public school system. I home school because I love to have them around me "all the time"."

Now I love my kids, deeply. I am a fun mom and enjoy playing and getting dirty, but I do need my space! I really want to contact these women and see if they really mean that statement or if they feel pressured in the home schooling arena to make that statement. It has to be the latter.


loubige said...

Definitely the latter....or their just on drugs. :-)

Wacky, Wild Wisor Style said...

We had some friends over on Sunday night, and they are a "home schooling" family (there are TONS of them here). They choose to do it becuase with his job, they were moving about every 6 months so it just made sense to not worry about registering, leaving before the school year was over, etc. But she did say, "I just love my kids and want to be around them as much as possible." Of course, my logic is to CONTINUE loving my children I need them gone sometimes. They get me all summer, and for all eternity...that should be enough. And of course I've heard from more than one of my children that since they started school that I'm a "much nicer Mom." Hmmm...coincindence? I think not.

More power to you, sista!