We have spent several wonderful weeks at home!
Jer had some minor surgery and the kids and I have just exed out events on our calendar and stayed home to be together!
It was movies, board games, walks, and very wonderful time together.
Jer is recovering well and we are happy for him! I know that we will all look back on these days as having been wonderful!
We are planning a trip in May, probably to Florida. Jer may have some business taking him to Orlando...so we will have the chance to see the "Harry Potter" theme park this year! Woo Hoo! (IF it is open at that point, that is!
Do you remember Tim Conway in the "Mrs. Wiggins" skits? He played Mr. Tudball. I had a visit from that character today! Jer and I are getting bids from various companies for awnings on the back windows. The fellow who came today what Tim Conway, no kidding! Every time I asked a question, he would walk that shuffle walk out to the car to get more information to show me..! He even sneezed like Tim Conway! It took everything I had to NOT laugh. "Oh, Mrs. ah Wiggins!"
Didn't like his awnings though...
"Schooling confuses teaching with learning, grade advancement with education, a diploma with competence, and fluency with the ability to say something new."
~ Wendy Priesnitz
I have been talking to several parents this week who are all considering homeschooling their children. In every single case, the schools' failures to meet the needs of their children is their main impetus to explore the homeschool lifestyle. I am angry and horrified at some of the stories that I have heard. The next problem these parents will face, though, once they move to a homeschooling lifestyle, is to absorb the ethos of homeschooling. That "book learning" is not the same as getting a great education.
That, alone, took me a few years to grasp. How can I pass it on to these loving, angry, desperate, and wounded parents? The answer is that I'm not so sure I can do that in a few sentences. That truth, for me, was a truth that revealed itself to me as my research went on and on.
In the meantime, I am grateful to have the opportunity to offer my support and assistance to any parents about to take the leap into the homeschool lifestyle!