Why do you homeschool?
A. Because I’m crazy. I’ve never said it was easy.
B. Because I love my kids. And actually enjoy spending TIME with them.
C. Because I love Jesus and the public school doesn’t. Nor does their curriculum.
D. Because public schools teach evolution as a fact. And teachers are not allowed to open discussion about ‘design’.
E. Because public schools provide “socialization”.
F. Because private schools are not much better than public schools (I used to work at one).
G. Because field trips are so much better in off season.
H. Because we like to take a LOT of field trips.
I. Because I get to blog about it.
J. Because the time I have with my kids is short enough as it is. I had them to raise them (not let someone else do it).
K. Because I get to pick my kid’s friends, but not their friend’s boogers.
L. Because I can – HEY BABY, THIS IS A FREE COUNTRY!
M. Because I get to learn along with my kids! Life-long student, YEAH!
N. Because it’s fun. Most of the time.
O. Because I make a better lunch than the cafeteria. Most of the time.
P. Because homeschooling allows us to set our own schedule and take family vacations around Dad’s work schedule.
Q. Because I get to teach towards my kid’s talents.
R. Because I have a serious book fetish. And book case fetish. And mechanical pencil fetish…
S. Because of the AWESOME HOMESCHOOL CONVENTIONS. Like the one in Houston next week… that Jenn and I will be at!
T. Because we used to move a lot (husband’s job), and it would have been torture for the kids if they had been pulled in and out of schools and forced to try and catch up with homework.
U. Because we feel the Lord calling us to lead our kids (and don’t like where the public schools are leading kids).
V. Because there aren’t drug pushers or child molesters in my home… and I can’t always say the same for public schools.
W. Because learning doesn’t always have to be done at a desk.
X. Because ADD doesn’t have to be medicated if you are homeschooling. ADD kids are gifted and wonderful! Just like ADD Moms!
Y. Because Jesus was homeschooled. And he homeschooled his disciples.
Z. Because my kids are worth it.
Maybe it’s time you got out a notebook and made your own little A-Z list to refresh your resolve for the 2011-2012 school year. You can even be clever and make it all alphabetically correct. Example: “Q is for Quaver (our homeschool music curriculum)”… “F is for Field Trips (taken at off-season)”…
I wrote this little list way back in 2006 on Sprittibee but decided to freshened it up and shared it again. The info is thankfully just as relevant today and I’m still plugging away at my homeschool mom duties… five years later.
Scary thought: I have a 5 month old in my house. I may be in dentures before I STOP homeschooling.
That’s fine with me. I feel truly blessed to be able to be with my kids every day. You won’t find me thrilling that they are out of the house… but I’m certain that I would thrill if they all of the sudden started to do all their chores without me nagging!