It has been around two months since we have moved to the ranch and started homeschooling the kids and things have been…interesting.
The homeschooling program went on an extended hiatus over Christmas and it seems like we are only now getting back into the groove. I am still struggling every day with what I have been told my entire life of how and what kids are supposed to learn at school, and what I truly and deeply believe to be the best way for them to learn.
I think the hardest part about accepting my unschooling/homeschooling regime is that the majority of the world hasn’t and I can fully appreciate my kids growing up and feeling like I shorted them on a proper education the same way I feel a little cheated out of not being taught in an enriching environment that may have allowed me to really explore my talents instead of teaching me a bunch of crap I didn’t care about.
I am also feeling a little guilt because my Mom has been visiting for the past month so we have been spending most of our time at her house poaching her electricity and internet and the kids have been spending WAY more time on Netflix and youtube than I would like to admit (I may be overdoing it on Pinterest myself).
I have been finding solace in my books on tape and have been listening to The Four Agreements repeatedly for the last couple of weeks. It is my reminder of why I am doing this and that it is not meant to be easy…something I have had a hard time remembering lately!!!