07 June 2010

kicking and screaming

I have a confession to make.
I did not intend to home school my children. 
In fact, I initially loathed the idea for several reasons.

1. I was home schooled myself and I saw first-hand the time and effort required to do it right. 
I did not want to spend the time and effort.

2. I dreamed of the day that my little darlings would trot off to school so that I could...
have a spotless house?
be a lunching lady?
pursue a new hobby?
I don't know. 
But it was going to be glorious!

3. I was am scared. 
Don't get me wrong, I'm not dumb. But I've always felt like I needed to be a MENSA
candidate to give my kids the best education possible. I have come to realize that this is not the case, and that a little fear goes a long way in keeping me accountable to do the very best that I can do. 

So, how do I now find myself a home schooling momma?
Well...Marko made me do it.
Just kidding.
Sort of.

You see, my wonderful husband has long held the opinion that home schooling would be the best fit for our family. Coupled with that fact, is the reality that (because of his CF) Sam is at a much higher risk of picking up illnesses in a traditional classroom setting.

So, being the perfectly submitted wife, I gladly obliged (um...not so much).
Actually, it took a couple of years of discussing it for us to come to an agreement. 
But in the end, I consented. 
Realizing that above all else, Marko was doing his best to lead our family in the way he felt God was leading us. And by honoring his conviction, I was ultimately submitting to God.

So, "How is it going?" you ask.
Well...GREAT! Thanks for asking.
I am knee deep in ABC's and Bible stories, 
counting by 2's and practicing printing, 
cutting and crafts, 
and it's going really well. 

And you know what? 
Don't tell Marko...but I'm actually enjoying myself!



  1. That is so wonderful!
    I plan to, Lord willing, home school Brad. :) He's only 18 months so I have a couple years yet.

  2. We are homeschooling this fall. My oldest is kindergarten age, and it wasn't my plan actually, but now I'm excited! Good to know another blogger to lean on! ;o)

    Since you stop by my blog from time to time, I wanted to let you know that I wrote a guest post for "Three Girls and Our Guy" today, and I thought you might find it interesting! And maybe you'd leave a comment?! :o)

    Thanks. Here's the link! http://jessica-theleafamily.blogspot.com/2010/06/guest-post-gods-perfect-timing.html

  3. I've been considering homeschooling, don't really know where to start. I just don't like the fact that AZ is dead last in schooling. Kinda scary.

    My question to you:
    How does it work with Ava? That's my biggest concern right now. How am I going to homeschool one and babysit the other.


  4. Drea- I sent you an email.

  5. Looks like yall are having a blast! Good for you!!
    I remember when we first were considering homeschooling. I was scared too! We've just finished our 3rd yr and we're trecking along just fine! This next year should be interesting with a 4th grader, 1st grader, 3 yr old, toddler and I'll probably be pregnant again. Just gives me more reason to be dependent on Him bc I cant do that on my own!

  6. Lovely homeschool photos and testimony. This will be my tenth year of homeschooling -- and I can truly say I love it more with every year. Is my house spotless? No. Is there a great deal of love and emphasis on family? yes. I wouldn't trade a moment.

  7. Glad to hear that homeschooling seems to be growing on you. My girls are 3, 2 and almost 3 months old. I am homeschooling them and glad my hubby was in agreement because it was initially my idea.


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