Wednesday, September 24, 2008

WFMW: Homeschooling



We Homeschool!

There I said it. Why does that feel like such confession - like coming out of some proverbial closet? I'll tell you why ('cause you knew I was gonna).

I've heard people day that there are two types of families who homeschool:

1. Those who are religious fanatics and want to keep their children "away from the ho-mo-sex-uals" [Please be advised that I truly do not endorse or denounce ANY family's reasons for homeschooling. The above statement is something I heard in a movie somewhere and it always struck me as funny - in sort of a disturbing way.]

and

2. Those that are elitists and think they are too good for public schools.

We are neither of those people and frankly MOST homeschooling families are NOT those people (though there are a few and everyone in this country is free to have, voice, and exercise their opinions at will).

ARE we Christians, YES. Is that why we homeschool - nope. Are we elitists, NO (well maybe a little). Is that why we homeschool - nope!

We homeschool because it's fun. I love my kids and I want to be with them as much as possible. I like the flexibility of learning through experience. I like being able to travel whenever or go where-ever or take the morning off when things are just not coming together. We read and we sing and we laugh and we play. We cook and we shop and we explore and we learn through it all.

Basically what it all boils down to is that we homeschool because it Works For Us! If your schooling situation isn't working for you give homeschooling at look with an open mind you might be surprised at what you find.

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I'll keep you posted!

AmyDe

7 comments:

Abbi said...

We love homeschooling too. I would have to say my first reason for homeschooling is because I am a christian and I want to train my children in that way as well but beyond that homeschooling is as you said just plain fun! I also very much appreciate the freedom of scheduling things whenever we want too.

Family O'Foxes said...

Amen! :)
~Amy

A. said...

We're homeschoolers too. For no real reason. It just sort of happened! We love it and can't imagine any other way.

Grumpy said...

LOL! We're homeschoolers too! But unlike you I can't really tell you why, it just seemed like a good idea at the time, and now that my oldest has gotten the whole notion that it is cool and neat and different she loves it. She doesn't want to go to school if she can help it! LOL!

There is definitely no religious reason here, there is certainly no elitism here. We're just crazy folk that enjoy each others company (most days, he he!) and we enjoy the ability to come and go as we please, daily, weekly, and monthly!

Bethany Hissong said...

We homeschooled one year because it made a moving transition easier for the kids and we loved it. My kids wanted to go to their elementary school again when we moved back to their original district and I was fine with that. They've been at a private school too. All three experiences were good for us and I realized that it's all about the kids! Wherever they are successful and love learning is where they need to be!!! (but I do miss them during the day!)

Robyn said...

I'm working on my husband to allow me to homeschool starting next year, and he's warming to the idea.
When I tell people I want to do it, I always pause, waiting for the criticism, but I am always surprised at how supportive people are about it!
There are so many reasons I want to do it, but the strongest is that I just KNOW it's the best thing for them!

Satori said...

I homeschooled two kids and loved it. It was one of the best decisions of my life. We had a great time. I heard every commit out there when it came to people trying to understand my decision. But, they are all silent now that my daughter is a Pastry Chef and graduated top of her class from Culinary School, (and working with a German Master Pastry Chef) and my son is in his 2nd year at University of Tennessee.