It is no secret that this is the boys'
final year of High School. The emotions
are beginning to set in as reality hits.
The truth is...I love home educating my
children! It is so special to hear their
thoughts and perspectives. To sit with
them daily and share about things which
are fundamental to our World View and
those things that will impact their futures.
To encourage their dreams and help them in
every way possible to overcome challenges.
Every parent does this no matter how their
children are educated...but there are differences
in the home school setting.
The focus of my very
existence has been about
educating my children.
It has been my full time job.
Granted, I will still have Chelsea
next year...but it will be very
different. She is an independent learner.
Jonathan and Mikey needed a lot of guidance
and group learning. We spent hours together
working on history and science.
When I took Chelsea to the library last
week I was scoping out material for next
year. I asked her if we would still read
together or if she just wanted me to assign
her the material....you can guess what she
chose. Wow! What a change this will be.
But, on the flip side...she and I have wanted
to do a Bible Study more focused on girls for
a couple of years now. We will have that opportunity.
There are so many other things that we can do that
will be directed toward her gifts and interests.
Today I wrote at the Homeschool Blog about finishing out
this year with the boys.
It just seemed that I needed to
post about the real life stresses and joys
here at Hospitality Lane as well.
You readers deserve to know
that you are not being ignored.
It is just a bit nuts around here right now.
So...if I seem a bit distant over the next week or
so it is all about making portfolios,
evaluations, final rehearsals,
visiting family, emotional breakdowns(LOL), and
spending time with my guys before they are
"We" are graduating!!!!
Because every home educator knows that
they get an education as well.