The Privilege of Homeschooling- Being Together
The above picture is one of the main reasons why we homeschool- I love that our family gets to spend so much time together! We get to do math, hiking, reading, playing, outdoor exploring, chores, English, watching movies, spelling, Lego competitions, lessons of real life spending, saving, and giving, creative writing, history, and everything is all rolled into one.
Now some argue that for this reason they couldn't do it. I will be honest as it is not always easy of course. There are times when we wear on each other or step on that last nerve. We are not perfect and our home is not quiet. However, we have memories galore good, hard, and everything in between.
Relationships and facing the ups and downs together is not easy. It would be great to escape and Jason and I have to guard our time together as well as individual time to get rest and retreat. This includes date nights, Jason takes time to refill and so do I as well throughout the week.
HA! We even homeschool year round because I happen to like staying inside some of those super hot days in the summer. It also allows us to focus on different things at different times of the year. Let's be honest- we have several learning struggles in our home from ADHD, dyslexia, auditory processing issues, sensory processing issues, and everything in between. However, we can completely tailor everything we do to help our children as we school together.
Every time Jason and I speak about it though our hearts come back to the huge privilege we have. The privilege of bonding as a family, doing projects together, teaching in and out of the "classroom", creating fun memories, and being able to be there for our children. So even though it isn't perfect it is ours- together!
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