Monday, September 3, 2012
Another year of thanks
Ah yes, the first day of school. As kids are excitedly packing and repacking their backpacks and supplies and getting ready for school, my kids will be sleeping. Well most of them. They are completely oblivious to the first day of school. While kids are watching for the bus to bump on down the road, my kids will be cuddled up on the couch watching The Lorax. (Ricky will still be sleeping) While kids are loading onto the bus and traveling down the streets and then lining up for school, my kids will be eating breakfast and chatting. (Ricky will probably still be sleeping) As amazing as homeschooling is, I don't think any bad thoughts about school. Sure I do believe for us that homeschooling is the better option. That doesn't mean I think school is evil. Not everyone is cut out for homeschooling. Some mornings this year will arrive that I see that bus roll up and I will want to truck all of my crazy kids out there and plunk them on a seat and wave excitedly goodbye and do a the happy dance in an empty house BUT most days I treasure. I love our lazy days of interaction with one another. I love our many conversations we have throughout the day. I love Ricky sleeping in, creative games and plays they create and piles of books. I love Amelie and Ricky crocheting together and talking and I love being able to stay home and love them, mold them and teach them.
I just love who my children are and who they are becoming. I thank God all the time that we came upon this journey that is wild and so full of yummy love. Tomorrow we stay in our PJ's all day and maybe have some fun with math. The next day we go to the zoo with a bunch of other homeschooling families and just live. Really, can life get much better?