Today, we officially began a new year of homeschooling. Naomi and Zoe are happy to see their new school materials. DH and I went to Manila and bought all 15-kilos of PACEs and books, and dragged them in our suitcase to 2 countries until we got home. So, we're into another year of commitment to home-educate our children.
It's for sure not an easy task! My husband and I have to really talk though it every now and then. We have to review and re-evaluate our decision, and also reconsider our options. This year, we are happy to recommit our family into this task after counting the cost. We, after all these years, have enjoyed the benefits, and now we get our heads, hands and hearts to work.
I would like to remind myself again, as a homeschool wife and mom, of the 3Ps that I believe are necessary to keep me going: Patience, Perseverance, and Passion. I need patience for our day to day tasks; perseverance to keep me going month after month and year after year; and passion to see the end result: a child trained in a way he should go.
This morning, as DH and I accompanied our son, Ben, to the university where we want to enroll him, I smiled recalling the day we nervously had our first school at home when he was 5.
Many people are still skeptic about homeschooling, and I don't want to try to convince them here. It may not work for other families but it does well for ours and it's our best option for now. ;-)
Here's a funny video I found on Youtube. Tim Hawkins was homeschooled and is now homeschooling his children. I thought it was cute and cool to share to fellow homeschooling family.
Home schooling is a very old way of doing things.
If you look at any of the bills in your wallet or the coins in your pocket,
they all have a picture of a homeschooler on them.
- William Lloyd