So, now I’m full time homeschooling. The days are our own and I can teach my kids whatever the hell I want – HOWever the hell I want.
……..hmmmm….oh I’ve got plans….I’m smart. I can teach my kids. Yup. Uh huh. I’m gonna have the most smartest kids around. I’m totally confident in my abilities. No worries here. Nope…..
WHAT DID I GET MYSELF INTO??????
I suck at science! I skipped most of my social studies classes in high school. Phys-Ed? Have you seen my pictures? Do I look like someone who plays volleyball?
I DO have a plan…of sorts, but I’m freaking terrified that my kids won’t know all they need to know when they need to know it and that everyone else will know that I don’t know what the heck I’m doing! You know??
Seriously now. I’m exaggerating a bit here. I am worried a little. What parent doesn’t worry? But I’m actually excited about this year. We’ll do great.
My friends and family have been pretty supportive these last couple of years, but I know that’s because the kids were still enrolled in school. It was part time homeschooling and, as they saw it, there was still someone checking up on me. Mom’s being supportive but I can tell she’s a bit concerned. And you know? Usually I’d be real worried that people weren’t supporting my decision, but for once in my life, I’m not. Adrian and I are in this together. We’re in the best province and area to homeschool and there’s so much support and activities available. I don’t feel alone. My friends and family will come around….or at least fake like they are!
It’s funny because I was planning to write this post awhile ago, and my friend and I just had a conversation about this last night. She doesn’t “get” my desire to homeschool, but she still wants to support me. I appreciate it. It’s tough when we want to support our friends but we’re not really on board with what they’re doing. In the end, though, we don’t have to be on board. In fact, my mom has told me this all along. She says she would never homeschool, but she’ll support my choice to do so. I love her honesty.
Well, time is getting on. I have to go, walk my talk, and teach my kids…something.