If you would have told me five years ago that I would even be considering homeschooling, I would have laughed in your face. Then probably rolled my eyes. Then given you a list of reasons why I thought it was a bad idea.
But today. Well, my heart has been worked on, friends. In the last year, I’ve gone from totally skeptical, to entertaining the idea, to being really excited about it. (Meeker has been on board from day one)
In short, I feel like I’ve been called to be a mama, teacher, encourager, and my children’s biggest influence. Meeker and I want to be the first ones to teach our girl (and future children) about the world.
I have seen first hand what a classroom setting looks like, and Meeker and I both feel like we want something better for our own babies. I’m not knocking public or private education at all. Not even one tiny little bit. But because I’ve been a teacher, I know the things that I would do differently, and I want to have less limitations on how my little ones grow and learn about the world. Ya know? It’s totally okay if you don’t agree…like I said, I get it.
But so far (in our totally non-structured, very primary) homeschooling beginnings, we’re having a blast. We try to do a little lesson time every morning and Adrienne is responding well. I’m so excited about encouraging her inquisitive nature, and watching her learn just by playing, exploring, and asking questions.