As a homeschooling parent, I spend my days at home with my children. This can be a demanding task but at the same time it’s the most rewarding way to spend every day. My children enjoy their time with me, and at home and I also enjoy that time with them.
We do everything together: read books, watch movies, play games, complete chores, lessons, enjoy nature and on and on. Of course, we also do many things apart: read alone, build towers, ride bikes, nap, etc. The lists on both sides goes on and on.
There are definitely days when we get on each other nerves and there are days when we can not enjoy enough time together. One thing I personally never wish is that my children were enrolled in public school and I can honestly say they tell me they feel the exact same way. We would miss out on so much of each other’s lives if we were not together daily as we are and not one of us wants that.
We greatly enjoy our times together, the memories and the love. The kids love knowing that I have seen their biggest moments, that I was there for them and not a strange person who leads them in class. They enjoy seeing those big moments between each other too. They will never forget the day Laycie learned to roll over, crawl, walk or talk. They will never forget those moments of Jackson’s life either. They don’t take those little things for granted at all.
Even through the ups and downs of life while homeschooling, these are times I would never change. I’m blessed in my life and my children. I am happy and in love with these moments we share and I couldn’t ask for better days than these right now in our lives.