Wednesday, November 5, 2014

30 Days of Thanks: Day 5

Someone posed a question on facebook concerning what your kids enjoy about homeschooling. So, I asked my own kids what they thought.

Daniel had a huge list:

"I don't have to wait at a freezing, cold bus stop."
"If I know something, I can skip it.  I don't have to re-learn it because someone else in the class doesn't get it."
"I can study things from a Christian perspective."

There might have been another comment in there about getting to wear sweatpants a lot, but I'm not sure.  

Tera said to her the most important thing was being able to have input into her curriculum or what she studied.  I think tailoring  history and science to her interests this year has meant more to her than I thought.  

Michael is just happy to play with Legos.  

Today (and really every day), I'm thankful for being able to home school these three kids.  

To be the one who taught them to read...and write...and add...
That they have time to learn about the things that interest them...
That I get to spend time with them....
That Michael can dress like a Ninja Turtle while doing his math...
To lead them into a deeper relationship with Jesus...
To learn right alongside them.

Now, I won't say that the days aren't long sometimes and my patience is short.  But I wouldn't trade doing this for any other career in the world.  

"These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."

Deuteronomy 6:6-7


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