“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.”
Our decision to home school was an easy one. I already knew that public school was designed for a minority of children not for the majority of children. When I was a child I knew that I had been apart of that majority and so had most of my friends. Having that knowledge made it difficult for me to send my children to public school, but at the time I thought that my only choice was the public school system. We were about to do nothing; until one day I discovered home school and that is what we were going to do, home school.
So far we are all very happy and content with the decision we made to home school but you are probably wondering what the motivation was behind the decision.
Freedom is probably the biggest reason to home-school. But what does that mean, right?
- Be with my children when I choose to and now they choose when they want to be with me. I’m happy to say they actually choose me often.
- Instill our families values.
- Be 100% responsible for who they are and what they become. There isn’t anyone to point a finger at.
- Choose the books or curriculum with them.
- Be a family.
The part I love the most is all the wonderful glorious time we have had getting knowing each other. I am going to get get corny here: the memories that we have collected over the years, the laughter about what ever the boys find funny. All of this has been incredible. I feel blessed that we have had this opportunity to know all three of my boys and to have had this time with them. That is the best part of homeschooling. All the rest is icing on the cake.
Take the time right now and write down what your purpose is. What do you think?