As I reflect on this past school year, it feels good to finally relax and not be on such a rigorous schedule. It feels good to let the kids sleep in and play all day.
But I already miss the mornings with my 6 yr old on my lap, looking at me with those big blue eyes, trying his best to sound out words or sitting at the table with him, giving him all my attention as we learn a new math lesson together. I never knew how much he enjoyed math until now.
I wasn't the type of mother who ever wanted to homeschool. I never imagined I would have the patience, time or knowledge to be good at it. Now, I don't just enjoy spending this one on one time with my son, I genuinely love it. It took me a while to get to this point, lots of tears, lots of frustration and lots of feelings of incompetence.
With prayer and humbleness, I evaluated myself and changed what needed to be changed (mostly my attitude). I still have a long way to go but I am grateful for the many mothers who gave me advice throughout this year.
I asked my son how I did teaching him this year. His answer was, "great, mom, you're the best". Hearing those words was my confirmation that this is the correct path for our lives.
When you were planning on having children, did you ever think that you would have to explain to them what is going on in America right now? How do you think we got here?
I am coming to the sad realization that both public and private schools are nothing more than liberal indoctrination camps that are attempting to steal the very hearts, souls and MINDS of our children. If parents don't step up now, there will be no hope for our children or for the future of America.