Thursday, September 20, 2018

Looking back at homeschooling from the rear view mirror......and missing writing like crazy.







Lately, I have been thinking about grandkids...like almost obsessively. We've had some adorable little ones in our home lately, and it just pulls me back. I have no regrets at only having four boys, but I see my friends gushing over their grandkids and it's fresh in my heart. But that's not what I planned on writing about. 

Since my blog is called accidentally homeschooling, I think I need to speak to the ones who may be in the process of homeschooling. I have a million things to say but I'll try to condense it down... maybe a good old fashioned list.

1. My boys thank me...often...for homeschooling. As they figure out the world, who they are and where they are going, the conversation comes back to this. Thanks Mom. Oh that warms my heart. The moments when I was convinced I had chosen a crazy path and who did I think I was....are just lies. They truly are life long learners, always sharing with me something new they have learned.

2. Now that I work full time, I realize, I could have managed my time so much better. The kids grow so fast...cherish the times.

3. I've finally passed on most of my home school books. I kept thinking I'd save them just in case...in case what?...someone asked me to teach their kids or I have grand kids. I won't be homeschooling my grandkids. I'll be eating sweets, indulging, shopping and taking them on trips. They won't be sitting on Nana's lap studying prepositions, history or quadratic equations. 

4. My oldest is getting married in October....Grandkids may be in my future.

5.  Paperboy owns his own home, is a landlord and is studying for his electrical exam. 

6. Random is a licensed real estate agent who is pursuing his dream. 

7. Only Little Guy is left at home. He's morphed into an amazing kid. My blog readers remember our struggles and the Feingold Diet. His high school education is outsourced, he plays sports, is in drama and competes in Martial arts.

8. Blogging was a great therapy to me, I am finally encouraged to come back to it. I have so many ideas swirling in my head.......keep subscribing. Let me know if you still read my blog, I'll be writing anyways, but having a reader or two will warm my heart,


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1 comment:

I'm just saying: said...

What a beautiful picture in the rear view mirror. It's also beautiful to hear your sons respect and appreciate all you've done for them.
I'm currently homeschooling the high school. I had no idea it would be so time consuming. I need to remind my son every once in awhile: HAVE FUN!
From last year to this I can see he has greatly matured: cooking more, cleaning up more, doing more work on his own, (though sometimes I have to remind him I have specificially scheduled curriculum to do together).
My daughter is just now starting to homeschool her oldest and asked me for some first grade materials. hmmm.... I think I might have teacher materials...maybe.??? I told her I would look. I'm at the phase where I need to go through each school bin and declutter. Pass it on. I'm coming to the end of the road of this adventure in a few years. I hope it looks as beautiful as yours. =)

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