I just felt a sigh in the air as we wrap up this school year.
I know that many parents are deciding whether they want to do this again next year.
It’s the end of spring, the battle lines have been crossed many times. You are frazzled, your kids don’t want to see another book.
AND You have not finished the book, and some may think this makes them a failure. Surprise! No one finishes the book.
You wonder if the battle is worth it. If the lack of funds is worth it. If the family can afford to do this again.
For those of you who wonder if it’s worth it, I suggest going to one of the Homeschool graduations in your area. These are the best perk ups around. You see young adults launching out. Some graduation allow the YA’s story to be told, and you hear how the family struggled and overcame. If they have tables with the teen’s awards, you see that over 12 years it does add up.
If you are wondering about how to afford it, did you know there are ways to do this for free? Many homeschoolers teach their children with just a computer and library card. This may mean that you have to actually teach your children and not drop them at co-ops. But you know what? Both of you grow and learn when you teach them.
If it’s the battle (particularly if you have a tween/teen) then take the summer off.
be a Mom,
pray for them.
Make your decision about homeschooling after July 4th, when you are more rested.
So take a moment and see how far your children have come. Don’t look at what was not done this year, look at what you did. I know a Mom who made a scrap book for her sons for each year of their homeschool adventure. Once she made the book, she knew her boys had grown, reaching another level that year. Whatever you do, look at your Facebook wall, check your photos, make a scrapbook, look at last year’s writing samples, do something to see how far you and the children have come.
It’s Spring, time to celebrate.
Decisions can wait until after you have had some rest.
Hug those kids!!