I was going to start out by saying that I’m not a parenting expert. But you know what? I think that I am. I’m not ready to go around and dispense advice to anyone, but I don’t think there’s anyone on this earth that knows my children better than I do.
I know what motivates them. I know what they’ll ask me for before they walk in the room. I know what they’ll do when they see a certain toy. I know what they’ll say when I announce that it’s dinner time.
I know that learning is almost a spiritual experience for Ernie. Nothing makes her heart sing more than learning a new…truth. Some fact or rule that is indisputable. I explained the points of the compass to her last week and you could see the joy. She had to give me a hug, AND kisses. She’s memorized them, by the way- she can point North, South, East, and West from anywhere we’re standing, almost every time. She knows which roads run East and West, or North and South.
My husband and I talk every night about our girls- what they did that day, what our goals are for them, if our current approach is working, alternate ways we could approach something, etc. I think home schooling is going to be just fine for us!
I really am so excited. We’ve decided to go ahead and start in the Fall, and do Kindergarten at home. Ernie is excited- she nearly cried for joy when I told her she could have her own desk and special pencils and books. I’m working on our curriculum now, researching options that are available to us and local home school groups.
If you have any curriculum suggestions, I’m all ears!