that’s what the librarian wanted to know. and i don’t know why the question would bother me…but it did. i mean my girl is just three. is it such a rare occurrence that a mama comes in looking for books her little one has requested? but you know what? we are homeschoolers! and yes, my girl is but three. we don’t do any formal work. we do live our lives with open eyes, good books, and walks outside.
a few months ago AP and i wrote down our separate reasons for wanting to homeschool our children. here’s mine:
- why? because i want to; it interests me; i can; it’s a challenging DIY project
- it’s cost-effective, much cheaper than private school
- i feel a responsibility to the littles. i want them to spend their days with someone who values them and their unique strengths
- i don’t want someone else’s schedule–hurrying to pick up or drop off or some silly assignment (or teacher)–taking up our time
- i am a late-blooming autodidact. i want my children to create and not be afraid
- “study to be quiet and work with your own hands.”
- someone has to feed + clean + clothe these children. we might as well learn too.
- school is not about learning
- i don’t want the influence of secular values (or crazy christian ones!)
- every step toward wholeness, integration, consciousness, simplicity, understanding, reverence is a step in the right direction