I love some things about home schooling. It’s like “life” schooling.
Monday I was sick and stayed in bed all day. When the girls realized that I was sick, they were so thoughtful and helpful! They made their own food and for Andre, kept themselves busy and quiet–and I let them watch movies after their self-schooling work was done. They took care of Andre, brought me things all day long, even gave me some massages.
Vitaliy brought back crabs and shells from his recent trip, and the kids were playing together, washing the shells in a bucket today.
I’m reading thatmom‘s new book, The Joy of Relationship Homeschooling: When the One Another’s Come Home,
and I want to think about this portion, to be more intentional about it:
[Most moms]…haven’t thought about the relationship factor of homeschooling and how valuable it really is. They haven’t acknowledged that the natural mentoring of children is more important than anything else we do as parents. Children can learn math and science and history and literature anywhere, but in formal classrooms they cannot build the kind of mentoring relationship that happens between a parent and a child who are homeschooling together. (pp. 28-29)
I hear them all laughing and playing with V in the other room right now. And Skyla brings up how many children we are going to have– she and I had a conversation about this the other day 🙂 She’s decided on 7 total–4 with this birth, then 3 adopted.— She tells this to Vitaliy, and he immediately counteracts that we need to have 27 children! — 10 girls and 17 boys.
Laughing in my sleeve here. ❤