After a week away, I found myself eagerly anticipating the return to our school room. I breathed a sigh of contentment as I snuggled down in the beanbag with the kids and our science book. I had an epiphany: I'm homeschooling because I like it. Because it's fun.
There are so many answers to the question, "Why are you homeschooling?" I always struggle with finding a short one. So many factors went into the decision. I care very much that I don't come across as offensive in any way...
The question hasn't troubled Devin a bit. When asked while at the grocery store during "school hours", he piped in and said, "'Cause I'm awesome!" Totally true.
I'm not sure that saying I do it "because it's fun" will help much...but it wouldn't be the first time my answer to a question provoked a bewildered look!! :-)
It does make me chuckle to hear myself say it. I had so many fears before I took the plunge. It just reminds me once again that joy follows obedience...every time. (Note: For us, for this time, homeschooling was a step of obedience--we don't think that it's for everyone!)
Some pictures of this morning's experiment showing how the electrical forces between water molecules create surface tension:
Rediscovering these things through the eyes of my kids is definitely fun. Sixty-two drops of water will sit on a toonie ($2 coin)--who knew?
The Lord is my strength and shield.
I trust him with all my heart.
He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.
I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.