This weeks meme is
What You Wish You Had Known Your First Year of Home schooling
Oh boy! What I wish I known my first year...The biggest thing….Don’t worry!! Enjoy the little people! Explore, create, learn.... RELAX!
*Ü* Next... I wish I would have actually researched home schooling before I started. I didn’t... didn’t think to, didn’t know much about it... I just knew I wanted my children at home.
I would have sought out woman who had been home schooling longer than I had been *Ü* to get perspective and encouragement. I blew my own trail... it wasn’t a bad thing, I learned a lot on my journey (still am) but it would have been nice to have someone to talk with.... bounce thoughts off of….
Other than that, I’m not sure what I would have changed. We have had good times, hard times.... bored times, not so productive times..... but that’s life.... I have enjoyed our journey... getting to know my kids, watching them grow... getting to see almost all the firsts... its been pretty amazing.... it keeps going too. We are still learning a lot, about education, ourselves, family. The dynamics have changed drastically in the last few years. This last year has brought on more reflection than any other... since Shawn graduates in a few months!.... whoohoo!
but as far as the first year... that’s about it... Oh! I would have loved to have the internet! We didn’t own a computer then.... let a lone the internet! Gasp! Isn’t that a strange thought! Just 13 years ago I didn’t have any internet access!! Gasp! No online friends! Blogs to read! Forums to browse! Oh those were dark, dark days.... lol just kidding... but seriously... we got our first computer when RyLee was around 4?? So, that would be 7 years ago? 8 years ago? Wow! Have things changed....
Ok, so that would have made my life completely different! So I would have liked to have a computer and the internet back then... that first year. *Ü* I honestly believe a lot of things would have been different....
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it....
Friday, March 21, 2008
This weeks meme is