Friday, March 6, 2009
Home Spun comic strip #330
Every once in a while someone surprises me by telling me how good I am at what I do. Words like "organized," "supermom," and "multi-talented" get thrown around. I don't know where they get these ideas.
I consider myself a fly by the seat of my pants, one day--sometimes one hour at a time homeschooler. If I've learned anything from my journey, it's that a sense of humour about everything really helps keep the insanity at bay.
I have had an occasional family member, friend or acquaintance be so inspired by my life that they try homeschooling. Believe me, I try to talk them out of it. No one should walk this road because they are inspired by me. I agonized over my choice. I have days when I still agonize over it, but the kids are very adamant about continuing homeschooling. No matter how much I beg.
In all seriousness, this is not a decision to be made lightly. I would love to have more friends and family choose homeschooling, but they shouldn't base their choice on me. Each family travels this road in their own unique fashion. Each child learns in their own special way. I can offer support, perhaps some guidance, a shoulder to cry on, but I only know how to teach my own.
And some days, I don't even know that.