Since homeschooling seems to be the hot topic of the week, I just thought I'd take a moment to debunk the stereotype that all homeschooling moms are like Michelle Duggar and all homeschooling families are just like the Duggars!!
I only have 2 children and I will not be having more. ( I had a hysterectomy 2 years ago) I do not drive a church van to cart my 15 kids around. We have a Dodge Grand Caravan and a Mustang GT convertible. We do not live on a farm, although I sure wish we did! We live in an 80 year old house in the suburbs. I don't wear jean jumpers, although I did wear one after I had my hysterectomy 2 years ago because it was loose fitting and comfortable. I don't wake up at 4:30 am to milk the cows, slop the hogs, plow the back forty and bake homemade organic bread. My kids are average tween boys, who have regular burping and farting contests and do their best to drive me to the looney bin. They don't built rockets in the backyard and trying to get them to keep their room clean is like pulling teeth. We don't have any farm animals, although I would love to have goats!! I really like goats for some reason. We have a dog and two cats.
Sometimes I love homeschooling and sometimes I don't like it at all. I suck at math, and would rather take a beating than teach it, which is why my husband teaches it. We are blessed that he works rotating shifts so we are able to be flexible with the math aspect. I'm not a paragon of patience or wisdom; I'm just like any other mom: Doing the best I can for my family.
I'm sure that some of you will feel compelled to bash, just try to keep it at a minimum, okay? If I don't respond to this post for a while, it's because I'm at my kids' Tae Kwon Do green belt test and for some reason, they want me to watch them while they're taking their test. Imagine that, LOL!! I'm sure I will be bored though, waiting while the other kids test, so I might be on then to keep my head exploding from the boredom.
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