Since starting home school I have enjoyed it… sure it has taken a lot of my free time… but its so nice to have your kids with you… and enjoy learning together… also by lunch time we are done! So we get the entire afternoon to do as we please.
One struggle I have had however since starting home school… is Caleb saying things like:
“I don’t understand why I have to have school here & not at that school” pointing outside across the road.
(we live within walking distance of the elementary school in our town)
Or things like:
“I really don’t like school… why can’t we go there…”
(again pointing outside)
then… today, I took the boys to the school book fair across the road… Thinking they’d enjoy it, since it was one of my favorite things I did at school… I remember LOVING the book fairs.
As we walked through the halls, yet again Caleb said:
“I wish I went here instead.”
*The above photo was taken on our way back from the book fair…
MAN DO MY KIDS LOOK MISERABLE!!! haha… I promise you though they had a great time at the fair…
and Caleb has enjoyed learning with the book he got that is about EARTH, Planets & locations around the Globe*
Its not easy to here these things though… and I think often times we would naturally want to just give into our childs “initial wants…” – we dont want them to feel like outcast… or not have fun… and what not… I want Caleb to enjoy school.. and I honestly and truly believe he will.. its just an adjustment right now.
With home school its just Caleb, Taite and myself (or Travis) & Owen I guess ;-)… thats it. He doesnt have other kids he can watch taking instruction from a teacher… he is surrounded by his “regular things”… and I think it can be very distracting for a kid his age. While other kids are in an environment with no distractions (besides maybe each other), Caleb has many…
This is a struggle right now, however I am so confident we are doing the right thing…
so its just one of those things I have to get past.
Next month we get to go on our 1st home school field trip with a Home School Group I just joined! Im super excited about it.
I think once we start doing more things like that, and get even more into the routine of things, Caleb will be grateful we home school.
Just the other day Travis’ sisters oldest daughter (whos in college now), told her mom how thankful she was that her mother home schooled her. All 3 of her daughters went through the Abeka program we are using.
Im learning as they are learning 🙂
On a more exciting note… Caleb is going through this work with flying colors. Hes so bright!