I’ve long since exceeded the two kids, a dog and a white picket fence vision of a happy family. We’ve had two in diapers for a decade so that alone decimated that vision.
Last year all school age children in our house were homeschooled. We simply ran out of acceptable educational options where we lived. The choice to start homeschooling wasn’t easy. I held the same stereotypes as you do, “Uh, those moms are all granola and a bit out there!” But the opportunity for a personalized education outweighed who I thought we’d find on the other end of homeschooling.
Funny that world wasn’t anytihng like I thought. How I loved not having homework to do after a long day or rushing to meet the school bus. This year, three of the six kids decided to try out the new STEM (Science Technolody Engineering Math) school that opened in our community. The kids can choose to go to a traditional school or be homeschooled. But Straight out of Homeschool has proved a bit more than they bargained for. Now just two months into the school year and all three of them want to come back home to be homeschooled.
You know the grass is always greener on the other side until you get there.