Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I kind of wonder what I would do with my day if I didn't homeschool my kids

I think I might go out for coffee or tea with friends.

I would get a pedicure more than once a year.

I know I would work out at a gym and be really fit.

It would be fun to stroll through antique stores.

Or maybe join a Bible Study.

I would even consider going back to school.

It would be neat to volunteer somewhere.

I am sure I would have a fantastic garden.

My house would be cleaner.

I can even imagine working for a paycheck. =)







But...I know I would be thinking about all that I would be missing out on if I didn't homeschool.

11 comments:

Jen said...

Yup, that about sums it up. I often think of how nice it would be to have time to clean my house top to bottom, to plant and maintain a garden, to go shopping whenver I want to and not based on kids' schedules, etc.

But I love having my kids at home, too, and I enjoy homeschooling them. . . .for the most part. :)

Permission to Mother said...

I wonder if I would get to do all those cool crafts and lapbooks you do with your kids if I didn't work... I am so glad I've managed a homeschool schedule.

Erlinda said...

A friend of mine, whose kids (she has 4) are in traditional school, is at the school all the time (since she volunteers for all of them). This ways she is involved in what they do.... I'd probably be doing the same...

It's just I get to choose what we are ALL involved in. Though as they have become teenagers, they are out alot more without me. It really is that way when they start to drive.... wow, that happened fast.

ScienceGeek said...

I agree. I'm so thankful to be at home with my kids, to watch them grow up and learn...to not miss a moment. How sad it would be to only see my boys for a couple of hours a day! I can't imagine! There will be time for all of the things you mentioned down the road. This is the only time they'll be young and at home with us.

Stacia said...

Emma has finished up her kindergarten year fabulously and finished taking the standardized test today with our Co-op group. I was driving home tonight thinking about how blessed we are to homeschool her. To have the opportunity to teach her at the pace she needs, to be there in the moment when she learns something new, and to witness the transformation in her life that happens almost daily... I'd love to do some of those things you listed, too... but I love this more.

Proverb Mom said...

I think I would have all these marvelous plans but would miss them not being with me to really accomplish much. But ONE day might be okay!

Smith Schoolhouse said...

being able to homeschool is such a blessing that I often take for granted esp. with my attitude. Plus you can still do a lot of those things, it's just a little more challenging with the kiddos. If my kids were in school I definitely think I would have more time and energy to clean my house better- but then I might end up reverting back to over-the-top OCD girl like I used to be. My kids have definitely helped me to let go of that one and it is probably for the better.

Tiffany said...

I can think of all sorts of things I would do with my day! But, I too wouldn't trade my job for any other.
But, if I were dreaming of having a few days to myself--definitely out for coffee, read a book or two or ten, sew, scrapbook, spend time with friends.

Rachael said...

Hmmm. Well, I don't homeschool. But, I have to confess, I've had similar thoughts about what I would do if I didn't work while my kids are in school! Like the gym thing...

Chuck Peters said...

I am very thankful for the sacrifices you have made for our girls. You are a world-class mom and an incredible teacher. They have no idea how fortunate they are to have you as both of those things... but I am very aware of how multi-talented you are. Thank you thank you thank you for all you do!!!

Tim and Susan said...

I loved HSing our boys, even though I didn't like the early mornings and being rushed to get everything in...what a joy to be a part of your kid's learning. Rah Rah to all your hard work.