Why did I choose to homeschool? Because public school won’t give my children a fantastic education? No. I don’t doubt that public schools could educate my children. I went to public school. Honestly, my reasoning is simple. I didn’t want to “give” my little (big) boy away for eight hours a day. I wanted to be the teacher. I wanted to teach him to count, to read, to write. I escpecially wanted to teach him to have good character and to grow in God. So…when Kindergarten registration started in our neighborhood last spring, I ignored it!
I know some people, lots of people, think I am wrong. Crazy even. That’s okay. The only people I really have to answer to are my children, my husband and my God. So when I tell people, and people give me that “are you stupid” look, followed by their opinion, I just smile and tell them that we love it! They tell me my kid probably won’t be “normal.” I reply that I am okay with that, I am not a big fan of “normal” anyhow. They say my kid won’t be “socialized.” I assure them he has plenty of interaction at home and elsewhere. I know homeschooling isn’t for everyone, and I agree. But it is for me.
We are halfway through our Kindergarten year and we LOVE it. I love seeing the joy of learning on their faces and in their hearts.