When I’m tempted to throw the kids on the big yellow bus I have to remind myself that homeschooling rocks. So, if you’re thinking of throwing in the towel and dropping the title of a homeschool mom, remind yourself of this.
Who has a case of the blahs? We have been dragging over here lately and some days I think we would all much rather sit in our PJs than start school. Can I get an AMEN! The kids are sick of being cooped up inside. One child has hit a wall in their schooling while another one is dragging their feet. Sickness lurks its head at every corner, and it feels like our homes are caving in around us.
Who’s been there? On these weeks I feel that homeschooling just stinks. We’ve all had those days or weeks where we wonder WHY IN THE WORLD we are doing this, and wonder if we should just throw in the towel.
When I’m tempted to throw the kids on the big yellow bus I have to remind myself that homeschooling rocks. Like seriously guys. I truly believe we have the greatest job in the world! So, if you’re thinking of throwing in the towel and dropping the title of a homeschool mom, remind yourself of this.
Homeschooling rocks because:
I don’t have to mess with getting the kids out the door and on that yellow bus. Guys, I have friends whose kids have to get up at 6 AM to get ready for school. That’s CRAZY!!! I don’t know what time your kids get up, but mine are not allowed out of their rooms before 7:30!
No school pick up. I did this for a while with my oldest and I hated it. The lines to get your kids are nuts. Not to mention there were a few days where I almost forgot…. Not that I forgot HER. But, I was in the middle of cleaning, or running errands, and lost track of time. Yea, school pick up is NOT fun. Not to mention if you have to do school pick up you may have to actually change out of your homeschool mom uniform of PJ’s right?!
No FUNDRAISERS. I HATE school fundraisers. With a passion. Locally if kids don’t sell enough of these items they have to miss field trips, a party day, or something else. Yea, let’s punish the kids because the parents couldn’t sell your overpriced crap. I mean seriously?! Who came up with that bright idea? Luckily participating in fundraisers is not a homeschooling requirement.
There’s no keeping up with the Joneses. My kids are like the last to know about the new movie, video game, toy or other hot ticket item. Why? Because nobody is telling them what they are missing out on. The moms in our homeschool group tend to have the same budget and priorities as I do so our kids are all in the dark together. This also means no new school clothes, fancy shoes, jackets or accessories. I have to say I don’t miss the Joneses…
And if these aren’t enough, let me just say, I’d miss my kids. Like really guys. Homeschooling may not always be peaches and cream, but I couldn’t imagine missing such a BIG Part of their life. Teaching them to read, knowing what’s going on in their head (most of the time), being there when they are sick or don’t understand a lesson, or just want to chat.
Remember why you began homeschooling
Homeschooling ROCKS for all of these reasons, and so much more. So… on those days where you want to quit, just remember WHY you began homeschooling. That reason may be different for all of us, and for me now, why I continue homeschooling is different than why I chose to homeschool.
On those bad homeschool days imagine life on the other side. Do you really want to be there? For me, I know that THIS is where I should be. THIS is my calling and the path God wants ME to take. Remembering that and all the reasons why homeschooling rocks gets me through those hard homeschool days where I just want to throw in the towel. I encourage you to make a list of your
So, why do you think homeschooling rocks? Make a list! Hang it up. Look at it when the going gets tough. And don’t throw in the towel just yet 🙂 Summer break will be here before we know it!
PS: Want to display your pride for homeschooling? Grab a TRIBE t-shirt!