So, I started this year off perfectly. I started blogging consistently. Yay me! The first three months I had content every week books to report and blog posts about the supernatural. Then somewhere in April real life started getting in the way. My apologies blogger friends. I'm pretty sure I won't be able to do book reviews weekly or post about the supernatural weekly. I will try to do alternating weeks on these subjects. That is the plan.
Which leads me to the "why's" in all of this. In April, my husband and I came to a life-altering decision. As you may (or may not) know, we have 5 children. My oldest is 10 and youngest is 3. We've decided to homeschool our kids. CRAZY, I know! But I feel they are too awesome with such high potential to just "survive" life. I feel like they are only just surviving the harshness of public school. I believe in quality. Quality children growing into quality adults. I feel it necessary to pull them from the Georgia public school system and teach them myself. Their discipline is all over the place, they go crazy after school, shifting from school rules to home rules. It's a weird thunder and lightning storm that happens. They hurt each other, they come home hurt from other children's brashness. This has to end.
Anyway, we came to this conclusion last month and I've been wearing my keyboard down with researching homeschooling. What grade needs to do what, what to buy, not to buy, will my kids be weirdoes? All of these questions were whirling through my head.
Now, on the other side of the whirlwind, I have all of their materials picked out. I've even laid out a chore list, a yearly and weekly schedule. I'm about to be the busiest I've ever been. I never imagined I would EVER homeschool my children. And here I am, hundreds of dollars poorer and two months from beginning my new job: Teacher. (Too bad I won’t get paid.)
All I have to say is... pray for me. I know I can do it, I just need the strength to be stretched in this way. I plan on blogging as a sort of Journal about the Journey of homeschooling. So, I'll see you around.