If you know me, you know I plan to homeschool Lorelai and any subsequent children we have (Lord willing). I have many e-friends who homeschool. I know quite a few people who were or are homeschooled now. They each have mixed feelings about their experiences.
I'm usually pretty reluctant to share our interest in homeschooling, because we get a myriad of responses. It's kind of like telling someone we're going through fertility treatments. It's not always welcomed with open arms. Unlike fertility treatments, I don't really have a good thirty-second answer for someone when they ask "why on earth would you want to homeschool!?" I've reverted to the answer "why not!?"
Bridget, at Don't Blink, is a beautiful homeschooling mommy of five wonderful children. To be honest with you, there are times I go through and look at her pictures first, to see how badly I'm going to beat myself up for being a frump compared to her. Then, I get sucked in to the wonderful stories she tells about her children, her family, homeschooling and life in general.
Today was no different. When I saw there were no pictures, I realized I might be able to get through the post with no self-punishment. She discussed the topic that's on my mind seven days a week. She talks about the answers to the questions that people are already asking me. I can imagine how much more often she gets them. Especially when she shows up at the science museum with her five children during typical school hours.
Why do you homeschool? Check out her answer. I couldn't have said it any better.
Now, any thoughts?