Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Learning at Home

I've been having so many mixed feelings
about home schooling this year... so many pros...
but sometimes I feel like there are too many cons
to keeping my children at home to learn.
I've had to have many serious talks with my 6 year old lately
about the way he behaves when it's time to do book work
and he just never seems to get it.
He whines, he complains,
he mumbles when it's time for him to practice his reading.
His mind wanders and he gets distracted easily.
I know... he's only six! "Let him be", you say. BUT HOW?
I want him to be able to fit into the proper grade for his age
in case the situation arises where he may NEED to be in school.
And how does unschooling work.
I guess I kinda know but I am the type to want
to SEE progress on paper!
He's definitely smart.
He does really well on everything he puts his mind to.
I just have serious problems with his attitude
and I don't want to bribe him every time I need him
to do his schooling.
ANYWAY... that was a bit of a ramble.
Just needed to get my thoughts down.
I've been feeling a little "YUCK" about it all lately.
On a brighter note:
This is where Jayden did his book learning today...

" UNDER the desk is way better than AT. "

Marcus loves to watch him and I know he's learning lots by doing so...it's just that he can be somewhat distracting for Jayden at times. I do try to let him as much as possible, though.

And REALLY. He is such a delight!

Me and my boy...

growing and learning through life...



  1. This is a great picture of the two of you! Very sweet. My kids go to public school, and I know that they would love to have the opportunity to sit under the desk...how fun! I tied homeschooling one year, but it didn't work out. There are still moments when I feel sad about it and wish it would have gone differently. God has given me peace about it though.
    Be encouraged! As you said, you're both growing and learning together, and I'm sure God is blessing it, even when you feel as though it might not be going well. God bless!

  2. I love your hat! You look so good! I know I am not a mother yet, but I can say this. I have so many great memorys of homeschooling.. I LOVED it and am sooo glad mom stuck with it.

  3. awwww!! You are one pretty mama!! Don't beat yourself up :) Sounds like you are doing the best you can with what you have...that's all you can do!
    Your kiddos ARE learning...way more than we realize...and even in school, learning takes time and is slow...here a litte, there a little :)


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