My hats are off to all school moms. Congratulations on sending your kids to school and surviving.
As long term homeschoolers, I have been questioned many times:
- “How do you do it, you don’t get anytime to yourself?
- “You must be so busy all time, with the kids around 24/7”
“Why on earth would you want to home school your kids?”– Sorry, wrong conversation.
- “If you put your kids in school you would have so much more free-time to do the things you want to do.”
What I didn’t understand is that these school moms visualized their current life with the additional responsibility of home education.
For us, home schooling was an exciting adventure, it was a journey, not a chore. Often, it was about travel. I frequently wondered why on earth people would want to send their children to school. We can’t very well be traipsing around the world with our children needing to report to school every weekday morning.
Around our family, home education may have been 24/7, but it was also about having fun learning as a family, together.
We are trying something new this year. After a dozen or so years of home education, our teens are enrolled in school for their first time.
So now I have few questions to school moms who have been doing this since their children were 6:
- How do you do it, you don’t get anytime to yourself?
- You must be so busy all time, driving the kids to and from activities for what feels like 24/7.
Why on earth would you want to send your kids school?”– Sorry, wrong conversation.
- When do you get time for you, seems like all the free time goes to driving the kids somewhere, making lunch, ironing uniforms, reading homework, and listening to endless stories of how school is failing my children?
So, my hats are off to all you school moms. You work harder than anyone I know.