By trade I’m a teacher. By day I’m a wife and mom.
These two definitely are intertwined. I love seeing my little ones learn something new. I spend my days answering thousands (okay, definitely hundreds) of questions about why we grow, how can God hear us and how would life be if we had four arms. These are some of the many I answered just this week.
I’ve always dreamed of homeschooling or e-schooling my children. Spending those precious years watching them learn. This is the year we had planned to start this. It’s sad because we had to make some decisions. One company closing caused a huge uproar in our lives earlier in 2012.
Hubs & I made the decision together that he would spend this year finishing school. It’s important. It’s an example to the kids that no matter what may happen they can always go back to learn something new.
This is causing a glitch in the homeschooling plan. With me needing to work to get us through the next year the big one will most likely go to Kindergarten this fall. A statement that brings tears to my eyes as I type.
I’m happy that he’ll have new experiences but I’m sad I won’t be there to see it.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not against public school or traditional schooling at all. I went through public school K-12 and I value the education I received. I have a K-8 teaching degree. I’ve just always dreamed of teaching my children. No one knows them better than I. They won’t be lost in the sea of other kids or deprived because of budget cuts.
We looked at over 150 houses before buying ours. It’s in a district we wanted to be in. In the event we didn’t homeschool we wanted to be in a great schooling system. The past two years the levies have failed. Programs have been cut, mostly at the elementary level.
More than ever I want to educate my children. The oldest is reading at a second grade level and the littlest is counting and starting to read certain words at the age of two. It’s amazing watching them learn. I love following their lead. If they get interested in something we do it. I don’t push reading or learning on them. I actually don’t even schedule activities. We live day by day without a real schedule. It’s been great for the past five years. I dread having a schedule in a few weeks. It will be a bit of an adjustment.
It’s my dream, my passion and my plan. It just won’t be able to happen this year…unless there is a miracle out there. I do believe in miracles! I hope that by the time we get to M I’ll be able to post about that!
I’m linking up with Love Kate for the A-Z challenge.