Thursday, October 25, 2012
they are not right...
Lenora and Sophie at 1pm in the afternoon, school was done, lunch was done, chores were done:
Mommy, can we go outside and play?
What mommy caught them doing 30 min's later:
and if that doesn't look weird to you, here's what it looked like from afar:
and if that's not weird to you, here's what they were doing:
nerdy homeschool, bug catching, little girls.
I have no idea why they are like this!?
and I LOVE that they are the weird way they are.
I think, quite often, about how different they might be if I didn't have the opportunity to let them do things like, catch strange beetles and spiders for hours on end.
How different they might be if our mornings were me dropping them off somewhere else to learn.
I am not getting into comparison here about what is a better choice for families school-wise.
I hate that I can't write about how I feel about homeschooling sometimes for fear that I might tick someone off because they take something personally that wasn't theirs to take.
These are my feelings.
My kids would be drastically different if our schooling choices were different and that makes me sad to think about because I LOVE who they are....I want to be able to say stuff like that without the thought that someone might be thinking "there's nothing wrong with my kids!" because I never said there was....
Is this my problem?
Yes, yes it is.
Welcome to my conflicted twisted head.
Just like people take personally something that wasn't theirs to take, I project others emotions on them, as if that's something I have the authority to do....
I just want to talk about homeschooling with the passion that I feel about it, without losing my traditional schooling friends.
WHERE is the middle ground?
Is there one?