For one thing, I didn't know I would be pregnant. By the time we started school I was full-fledged sick.
I know a lot of families who homeschool way more kids than I am attempting, and appear to do it successfully. I began to think they are all in on some sort of giant scam, and somehow I was left out of the loop.
We persevered and continued on with the homeschooling. I didn't feel like God was calling us to do something different, but oh, how I was jealous of the moms who dropped their kids off at the bus stop and had 8 glorious hours to themselves.
Somewhere along the line, things got smoother. We've gotten into more of a routine, and are each functioning with each other a little better. Almost like a little crew where we each know our role and can anticipate what comes next.
But more importantly, I've noticed some really positive things that have come out of our home schooling.
- Emma, who has always been an independent child, has become more snuggly and affectionate.
- The kids and I have a great time after breakfast reading the bible and praying.
- All three little kids (Biniam is away at high school during the day) play so well together, and really use their imaginations.
- We get to sleep in, and most mornings start with all three kids in my bed, snuggling.
- Of course it brings me great joy to witness my kids learning new things. And I'm having fun learning new things along with them.
So, for now, we are home schooling and enjoying it. Oh and for what it's worth, Emma has been enjoying it for quite some time. Praise the Lord for a happy student!
|(Decorating the school room for Christmas.)|