Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Home's cool

20 Reasons Why We Have Decided to Homeschool

  1. I get to choose who by, when, how, where, my child is socialized.
  2. Making a deposit for lunch money is called going grocery shopping.
  3. God will be the driving force, the explanation, the be all, end all, Alpha, Omega, center of everything they learn.  Amen.
  4. If the jeans have holes in the knees, they're wearable!  (I'll just pull out the piles that are towering in the linen closet).
  5. I will know which media my children are presented with during the course of a day.
  6. My children will use the same manners at dinner as they do at lunch.
  7. Once my children know their letters, they can feel free to move on with it, already!
  8. Reading time can be full of enriching material (such as the Bible) rather than some meaningless Care Bears Celebrate the Holidays book.  
  9. I can see my children's accomplishments and commend them more each day.
  10. We can spend more time together as a family.
  11. Bible reading and prayer can be an integral part of each moment of our day.
  12. When they're hot, they can take their shirts off.
  13. If they want to kiss someone...well, I'll be right there!
  14. Our own private bathroom - no more "stall" incidents.
  15. I get to learn all this stuff.  (some of it for the first time - so that's where Alabama is!)
  16. Learning will happen each day.  And I'm not talking about learning all the words to, "Sam and so-and-so sittin' in a tree".
  17. We can take time off to go and have fun whenever we want!  And that can be educational too! (just don't tell my children)
  18. Rest time for EVERYONE!!!  Hooray!  (This quote was borrowed from Noah)
  19. Homeschooling is the best way for our family to communicate godly values and walking with God to our children.  
  20. God has made it pretty clear to us that this is what He wants for our family.

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