I've been working on the story of why we homeschool...It was a oddly quick decision that was made almost overnight when our preschool situation was not working out for us.
The whole family jumped in with all 8 feet. Research via internet, reviews of curriculum, calling my sister, writing writing writing to sort out ideas...creating a budget (I quickly found that if I didn't things could get quite costly.)
Later (as in about 6 months later) my mother in law admitted she thought we'd gone off the deep end, but had come to the realization that we had made the right decision...and she as well as my mom were very supportive of our decision.
And away we went...
Buying curriculum, sorting it all out...
(good ole husband did a great job organizing since that is not my forte.)
Finding home school groups.
Finding friends that support your decisions.
Dealing with a polite way of dealing with people saying X way was the only way and we should do it too...
Realizing that the real education is in the journey of discovery...
Making things fun.
Trying to overcome a severe case of Type A personality.
Trying to read all of Charlotte Mason's writings.
Exploring our world and finding new joy in every moment.
Finding the kids are best friends.
I am learning along with them.
Finding I am infinitely currious as well.
When the husband is home, I am discovering why he has always been such a sought after teacher.
We all love listening to him spin a tale of history and why things are the way they are.
How different life is when you have a teacher that cares.
Seeing the magic of everyday moments.
That is what learning is all about.
How did you make the decision to educate your child the way that you do?