Thursday, August 26, 2010

Homeschooling Thoughts

Sometimes, not very often actually, but sometimes,I wonder if homeschooling our boys was the best decision. Don't get me wrong, most days I love it. There are bad days, though. I'm sure there are bad classroom days at schools as well. But with the boys at home, we can just take a break. Knowing them as well as I do, I can tell when nothing will be learned and it will just be a constant struggle and we just take the day off. Thankfully, Trevor is a very eager learner with quite the teachable spirit and those days are few and far between. To be honest, sometimes I just need a break to get caught up around the house or to just have a relaxed day with my boys. Truth be told, we still school on those off days. There are teachable moments everywhere. And we are constantly on the lookout for them. Like I said before, I love it - I really do. There's nothing like watching your child learn and discover new things. Nothing like seeing them open their minds and hearts to God's wonders.

Anyway, back to the original reason for this blog post. (I've been writing this in my head for the past couple of days so you'll have to forgive the randomness and the length!) When I begin to wonder if I'm doing the best for my family by homeschooling, something like this usually happens:

My boys - having an impromptu "art lesson." They did this on their own. I was inside cooking supper and cleaning the kitchen. Of course I knew they were outside, but I had no idea they were doing this:

When I discovered them through the window, I picked up my camera and headed outdoors to capture this precious moment. And I just had to share it with you all.

Yep, I think we made the right decision to homeschool. What do you think?

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