This morning I was reminded of one of the reasons that I love homeschooling so much. As I was leaving the Y, I overheard 2 ladies discussing the recent changes in school bus routes due to budget concerns. It reminded me that I don’t have to worry about the bus routes for my children. I don’t have to worry about driving my children to school if I’m concerned about what is happening on the school bus. I don’t even have to worry about what time my children need to wake up in the morning. What wonderful blessings these are.
Yes, in many ways homeschooling “ties me down”. I don’t participate in daytime activities for women because I have the responsibility of educating my children. I don’t have the school system to “babysit” my kids so I can run errands or go to doctors appointments during the day. But it is so worth it. I have the freedom to choose curriculum that is best suited to the learning needs of each of my children. I have the freedom to spend time with my children. I have the freedom to teach them about Jesus and His love and God’s sovereignty over all things throughout the day. I am free to allow my children to go and play in the leaves. I am free to alter our schedule in any way I think it necessary to suit our family. What a tremendous blessing it is to have freedom to homeschool!
This is what my kids did on Friday afternoon. I can surely count this as PE or science or something right? I honestly don’t need to count it as anything. Just fun!