Homeschooling isn't for the faint of heart, and this charming, witty, and honest letter to "homeschooling" is something every home educating parent can connect with. Enjoy.
THIS IS WHY ALL THOSE WEIRD MOMS HOMESCHOOL
I’ve been dissing you a lot lately, and I’m sorry about that. We had a rocky start, you and I. Honestly, I thought we’d get along easier. You know, with me being a teacher and all. You were shockingly difficult at times.
Homeschooling, you stretch me. Not in a spa-room, Yoga-kind-of-stretch. More like a filling-a-water-balloon-just-to-the-point-of-explosion stretch.
Every day with you requires more prayer, more patience, more creativity, more messes, more self-discipline, and more screaming reprimands from the Solace That Used To Be The Bathroom than I ever imagined.
You take a lot of me.
But I need to tell you something else. See, it’s April here, and Year Two is about in the books. And I was reflecting recently while picking up paper clippings from underneath a paint-chipped desk that…well, I owe you thanks.
Homeschooling, Thank You.
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