I went to a women’s retreat this past weekend, and the speaker was talking about Adam and Eve in the garden.
She then describes the difference between naked and necked.
Naked means you have no clothes on.
Anxiety: OMG How will I get all this done!?
Panic: Boss lady wants me to give Sunday Sermon THIS SUNDAY!
Exhaustion: Packing, homework, laundry, traveling most every weekend lately…
Sink or swim: Crash course in casework this week. Caseworker out for death in famiky, so
I get the honors, but I have NO clue what I’m doing. Maybe I’ll just approve assistance for
everyone. It’s their lucky day!
Can it be Friday yet???
Disclaimer: This post is not an attempt to insult those who homeschool. It is simply a response to a post from someone who gave 10 reasons she homeschooled.
1. My children don’t like to be cooped up in the house, and neither do I.
2. My children need to learn to respect other adults than just their parents.
3. I don’t think I would do a good job sticking to the necessary routine. There are too many things In the house to distract me (like reading on this blog or Facebook).
4. I want to work outside the home to help financially. Homeschooling does no good if your husband loses his job and there is NO income. Well, I suppose you could teach your children in a van down by the river. Seriously, I know a family with 4 kids who lost their home, and the college educated wife refused to give up homeschooling and get a job!
5. Those “evil” school teachers are also parents and as a whole will not teach the garbage people accuse them of teaching (Referring to the new common core sex ed standards for 4th grade). I have taught in public school and never even been asked to teach any of that crap. The school nurse talked to the girls and explained the monthly cycle, but that was all.
6. Yes, homeschoolers can find extracurricular activities, but schools provide more.
7. Schools have the latest technology and resources.
8. Schools provide a way for kids to learn how to get along and solve problems. They learn to deal with difficult people. Let’s face It. They won’t be able to stay home from work to avoid a difficult co worker.
9. School gives kids exposure to other ways of thinking and teaches them to think for themselves. I know this one scares a lot of parents, but if you have taught your child about your beliefs, they will likely respect them. I don’t know of a Christian kid Who became an athiest just because he/she went to school. ” Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it, (Proverbs 22:6).
10. My children want to go to school. We considered homeschooling due to pressure, but my kids were horrified at the thought.
I realized today that I can’t remember the last time I’ve cried.
Life is busily going on.
Packing and giving away things is in full swing.
No reading about how to get my husband to desire me.
Surprised to find after 5 years of begging, I don’t really care anymore.
I won’t give up this new chapter in life for someone who doesn’t care,
Excited about what God has in store even if it’s only with a roommate.
I won’t let anyone rob my joy.