I recently read this post at Modern Mrs. Darcy* and it really resonated with me.
Ironically, it’s about how she’s rediscovering the joy of homeschooling as a lifestyle choice when lately all I’ve done is gripe about not homeschooling. I’ll mope about how the kids are in school and will certainly be enrolled next year because I don’t see our employment situation changing much before 2013.
The thing is I know that if we worked really, really, really hard, we could do it. Jon is working from home in the morning and I’m only working ½ days. We could do it. But would there be joy or just as much stress as when I was working full-time? Sad as it may be, I think it would be lacking joy right now.
I’m content with the choice to utilize our public school. It’s working for us and I think it’s high time to share the joy of our lifestyle rather than be sad about the “what could have been.”
*Modern Mrs. Darcy is a great blog. I love the concept – how fun would it be to know a modern Elizabeth?
**I actually like the school they are attending. They enjoy the Montessori experience and are obviously learning. I know they are getting one of the best educational experiences available in our school corporation.