Quote for today:" Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality. "
Henry Fielding (1707-1754) English novelist, dramatist
This week has been an interesting one. My daughter has been taking her annual standardized testing this week. (It's required in our state.) Every year, she returns to her former private school for a week of testing with her grade level. She spends the mornings there and she gets to see her old friends.
Each year I usually take this time to do some extra things ie, spring cleaning, painting etc. This year I haven't done any of those things. I have been spending the mornings with my infant and "hanging out in the sun and having fun!" My little one and I have been hitting the craft stores, and the mall. :-)-- Is this what I did when my daughter was in traditional school?-----Yes! Spend too much money!
I must confess, as I drove around town this week and watched the school buses drive around with the kids, --the idea surely crossed my mind. If she was in school all day I could.........
Then the Lord nudged me. (He does that you know) --As if to say "Snap out of it Mikki!" "Back to earth" "Remember why you are homeschooling, it's definately not about you!" (GULP!)
Okay.. Okay.. I truly believe in how my husband and I have chosen to educate our children. Educating them at home has been a blessing, and we can see some of those fruits. However, I must confess-- for that moment, the school bus looked pretty good!
When my kids test every April, I love the three mornings in a row that I have free, too! But this doesn't mean that I don't also love to homeschool! You know, I think I would honestly be bored with no kids all day long.
Just a note of encouragement: Homeschooling with a baby is hard (at least it was for me). The older they get, the easier it is! They learn to play by themselves and keep themselves busy for a while! This time of heavy needs as far as the baby is concerned, is just a season-relax and enjoy!
I've definitely had those fleeting moments when I think if they were in school all day and I was home, I could get so much done! :-) Then I remember what they'd be doing in school all day and I snap right out of it.
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