Thursday, September 16, 2010

7 Weeks Into Homeschooling

So, we're 7 weeks into homeschooling. Is it what I expected? In some ways, yes. In some ways , no. I love having Eli here with me everyday. I love the bond we've strengthened. I can't wait to have Ella with us next year. I still feel like I don't have it all figured out. We're working hard, and working together to make this an experience that public school never was and never would be for Eli. The schools here are wonderful. The teachers at West Chester are great. If my kids HAD to stay in public school, this is exactly where I'd want them. But public school isn't enough. It isn't what Eli needs. As I've said before, he's a square peg being forced into a round hole. I know him better than any teacher. I know his weaknesses, his strengths, his fears, his dreams better than any teacher ever will. And so, I'm glad we've made this choice. I'm glad that I have the opportunity to help him flourish and learn. I can already tell the difference in his self-confidence and his interest in learning because I control what we do. This is a journey, and I'm happy to be on it with him.