I homeschool two young men, 17 amd 19, who are as different as night and day. One loves movies so much, he can rattle off production companies and voice actors and previews of his own making nonstop, in a very convincing TV announcer voice.
The other programs for fun and plays any instrument he can get his hands on. That is, when he’s not doing robotics or programming or baking bread. Three years ago he decided to go back to high school, after five years of homeschooling. And then, after five weeks, he decided to come back home again. Hate to feed into the stereotypes, but there we are.
To me, everyday life is fun and sloppy and full of surprises.
Nearly everyday, if you include my two older daughters and my husband, six people stream in and out of this house. The result is complex and unique. It involves art and music and beautiful flowers and technology and tantrums and love. It’s not anything I ever expect to figure out, but puzzling through it is both entertaining and exhausting. The best part is, I’m getting to watch some pretty super human beings grow up.
(Last updated 5/12/2019)
I applaud you. My wife and I also homeschooled our three children from kindergarden all the way through high school; and yes, I think they turned out pretty super, too.
Thanks james! Sounds like you did a fine job yourself! We didnt start till 4th grade with each of our boys. Here standardized testing determines promotion in 3rd and my eldest son didnt make the cut. By the time my second took the test and aced it, i was fed up with tests and ieps. I yanked the eldest out one year and his brother the next. Havent looked back–well except for five weeks last fall! See Going Home post! Look forward to checking out your blog!