2/12/09

"What do you like best about homeschooling?"

This afternoon BooBear, my oldest daughter, asked me "Mommy, what do you like best about homeschooling your children?" Hmmm, good question. I told her I wasn't sure. I had to ponder that one. I really enjoy homeschooling, there are lots of things I like about it. I like that I get to choose what kind of math program or history program to use. I like that I get to sit on the couch and read. I love reading. I like that I get to do Algebra problems. Ok, so I'm kind of geeky that I get thrilled when BooBear needs me to help her solve for x.

But what do I like best about it? Then it hit me. I like best that I get to be with my daughters and I get to guide, direct and teach their hearts. I get the opportunity to share my faith and my values with them. I like that I can stop in the middle of a math lesson and talk about scripture and take the time to pray with my daughter. I like that they ask me questions like "what do you like best about homeschooling your children?" and I like that because I homeschool I'm with them to answer those kinds of questions.

Homeschooling gives me the opportunity to share with them "as I sit, as I walk, when I lie down and when I get up". Though that was not why we started homeschooling, I think that is why we continue to homeschool. I like best that I get to teach them so much more than just their ABC's and 123's.

6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 7 And though shall teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up."
Deuteronomy 6:6-7

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  1. http://www.oysongs.com/search_results.cfm?view=All&criteria=and%20thou%20shalt%20love
    This was made into a song. I love it!

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