We've decided to homeschool. Most of you probably already know that. You know what, though? I haven't gotten the responses that I thought I'd get since I started telling people. I expected most everyone to look at me like I'm psycho...and, they do...but not for the reasons I thought they would.
I believe the winds of change are blowing on the way people perceive homeschool.
I thought they'd picture the weirdos that make up the unsocialized homeschool stereotype. Instead, everyone I have told has had a positive reaction...except for ONE thing.
Here's how the conversation goes...
Friend: What school track is Bubs going to be on next year?
Me: (Blushing) Actually, we've decided to homeschool.
Friend: Oh, I could never do that. You must be Superwoman.
Well, guess what? I'm not.
I probably won't be the best homeschool teacher the world has ever known, but I'll try. And I'll love being with my babies in the process.
I probably won't have a clean house all the time (I already don't). We are very much into art projects around here, and let-me-tell-ya, we make a mess sometimes.
I probably won't always love the decisions I've made. I'm sure there will be nights that I'll break down to the husband-man...nights that I'll feel overwhelmed with insecurities and stresses.
BUT, I have to do it. I want to do it. I CAN'T WAIT to do it.
I have prayed about it. It's right for us.
We have come up with this vision for our family. Our stay-at-home family. And we are working HARD to make it a reality.