Wednesday, April 7, 2010
One morning this week while taking our nature walk, I started thinking about homeschooling and the freedoms it brings.
This is an odd subject because most people see the opposite. My friends who send their children to school say the usual, "I don't know how you do it. You don't have anytime to do anything." Usually, I say, "Oh, I don't mind. I enjoy being with the girls, etc.."
This day, however, I looked at it from a new perspective. As we walked down our street, it was a picture perfect spring morning. Birds singing, squirrels chattering around, daffodils and cherry blossoms blooming. I thought how lovely it is to take our time and not be rushed in the mornings with a "hurry up out the door" schedule. We can take an hour walk if we want. We can go to the local Botanical Gardens for a "field trip". There are so many options and opportunities as homeschoolers!
Spring is such a wondrous time to explore life! I used to stare out the window of my classroom, wishing I could be out there instead of behind a hard desk or worksheets.. The school bus for elementary schooled children comes to our corner at 6:50am.. hmmm.. I am still snuggling in the covers dreaming of beautiful spring mornings at that time...