Friday, August 10, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #15: Homeschooling

I forgot to do a Thursday Thirteen last week, so this week you get a double dose (a day late).

First, thirteen things I will miss about homeschooling when the girls start school ...

1. Spending so much time with two of my very favourite people.
2. Being able to get up in the morning whenever we like.
3. Reading good books aloud.
4. Taking day trips and holidays when everyone else is in school.
5. Planning curriculum (even if I do always end up changing my plans!)
6. Getting together with other homeschoolers.
7. Snuggling at home with warm blankets and hot chocolate when everyone else has to go out in the winter cold.
8. No busy work or homework.
9. Tailoring the girls education to their needs and interests.
10. Lots of time to talk.
11. Plenty of time for outside activities.
12. Independence.
13. Flexibility.

On the positive side, here are thirteen things I am looking forward to ...

1. Having lots of time to enjoy Little Cherub.
2. Doing fun toddler things.
3. Having a cleaner, tidier house - at least some of the time.
4. Being able to go to daily Mass more often.
5. Not being responsible for teaching Angel maths.
6. Slower-paced days.
7. Peace and quiet (relatively speaking).
8. Hearing about the girls' school days.
9. Having to arbitrate in less sibling disputes (I hope!)
10. Less juggling of competing and sometimes incompatible needs.
11. Being a kinder, gentler, less stressed mother (again, I hope!)
12. Planning and implementing a new routine.
13. School holidays :)


Norma said...

How interesting that you can find the positives, either way. My TT is up--borrowed from another blogger.

Jennifer said...

What a change it will be! Though that toddler time is going to be ultra sweet, won't it? :)

The Bookworm said...

Jennifer, I tried to leave a comment on your blog, but for some reason it wouldn't let me. I actually beat you to the picture meme ;) - here.

You are right, the toddler time will be very sweet :).

Serenata said...

You think there are going to be less sibling disputes once they are in school???.... I hate to disillusion you LOL

Still I like that you can find positives on both sides of the coin

The Bookworm said...

Hmm ... maybe not less sibling disputes, but at least shoehorned into a shorter space of time!

Kristen Laurence said...

What a beautiful perspective. You make both sound so appealing! :)