I love spending time with DS and DCG. I love that they get to see DH and DCG's Mom during the week, when DS was in public school he got to see his Dad a few minutes a day before school, maybe a couple of hours after school if DH happened to have a week day off, all afternoon and part of the evening when DH had a week-end day off. We get to spend more time with things they like or are having trouble with. We have time to do art projects all day if we want or take long walks around the neighborhood, or make up a game about stores or do a puppet show.
I don't so much like the bad days when DS has to argue aver every little thing. Or when DCG has an attitude a 16 year old would admire. Worrying that I'll miss something educationally wise that they should really know.
I like that we can take advantage of my Mom and the knowledge she has. I'm happy that I have a lot of support for doing this. The only one who is still unsure is my DH. He's afraid that I let the kids "get away" with not doing school work when they should, and that they are not learning enough "stuff they are supposed to learn at their ages".
I don't like that some people seem to think that homeschooling means that I have the time to just run off and do things for them or with them because "you can do that school stuff later, right?" I can sometimes do that, but I actually do have lessons planed and have certain things we need to get done during the week.
Love the whole world of learning opportunity is at your hands rather than in a "white classroom box"!
The downfall? For us..it's not enough socialization. It's been hard to sign him up for recreation classes..but once we move to a better neighborhood (this year) it won't be so expensive / difficult.
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