Can I homeschool?
She also has more time with friends. Mind you, she had more overall free time for friends while homeschooling, and she did have several wonderful homeschooling friends, but we weren’t running back and forth with them often. Her friend time is now held in smaller chunks. During lunch, the glimpse of moments between classes, and during after school activities, that’s where her friend time situates. Those little time snippets afford her the spark she needs.
The Lord knew what we needed, but doesn’t He always? Our kids are back to being bonded and at peace with each other, or as much peace as teenager hormones allow!
Having our children attend a traditional school means the plates are no longer falling and our time together is much more enjoyable. (Gasp! But it’s true in our situation.) No longer overwhelmed, I breath easier and feel peace again. (Mind you, this isn’t every situation, but it was ours.)
I loved homeschooling. It was a challenge. It was a joy and what I deemed a “stripping of me”. You know, the selfishness. It’s something I’d do again in a heartbeat if the Lord called. After all, I’ve seen stellar examples of homeschooling benefits. I have friends that are grand champion moms when it comes to homeschooling. Really. They rock. Their kids rock. They succeed in homeschooling and in life. They are the choice steak of the homeschooling and mommy world, topped with butter’s friend, a big ‘ole pat of love.
I’m not sure we were in their arena, although we hit our stride from time to time. Regardless, everyone goes through rough patches, even stellar homeschooling moms. But, the reality is that for us the plates were falling. Something needed to change.
Thank God for new chapters.
Tackle football, due to its intensity and injury potential, might be an odd one, but it was reality for us. It was tough to find outlets near, so we’re thankful for the option traditional schooling afforded him.
So there you have it… a few schooling pros jotted down for you. The full list bouncing around in my brain is more extensive, like homeschooling’s abundance of library trips and reading loads of books. Then there’s the wide grins, smiles, and giggles I receive each time the kids bounce into the van after a day at school. They are both pros, but my all-time favorite pro?
because everything has its time…