Often, people will ask me where my kids go to school. After I tell them I homeschool, I usually get one of three responses…1) Good for you, I could never do that, 2) You must have lots of patience, or 3) wow!. It’s not a glamorous job and most people think it’s downright crazy. WHY would you want to spend all day, EVERY DAY with your kids? To be honest, some days are hard. Some days I want to give up. Some days I wonder what life would look like if I had hours and hours of free time. However, most days are really great. I get to know the depths of my kids hearts, souls, what frustrates them, what encourages them, how they learn, what makes them feel like a failure or a rockstar. I get to walk them through conflict and help them figure out how to love others better. I get to push them in areas they need growing, and hold them back in areas they need restraint. Not to mention they get hours and hours to be free to explore what they love. Lucky me gets to see this played out on a daily basis. It’s a gift to us that we have this opportunity.
One day, math will get easier for this one…and one day the cattle dog might be smarter than him. But to sit and work through hard things together is sanctifying for us both in so many ways!