I don't know if it's just me, but I can't stand it when people tell me how they don't know how I can homeschool my children. They proceed to tell me they just couldn't do that and they aren't cut out to be a teacher. I also have heard that I must have a lot of patience and that if they were with their children all day, they would kill each other.
So, I just wanted to clarify something. Homeschooling is HARD!! Just because this is the choice I made, does not mean that I love every minute and it's a piece of cake. Many days I want to pull my hair out. Even the choice to be a homemaker gets its share of comments: "I just couldn't be with my kids 24/7. I would go crazy!". Well, welcome to the wonderful world of parenthood. Staying home was one of the best, but most difficult choices I had to make.
I want to make it crystal clear that I am NOT a born teacher, I do NOT have the patience of a saint and I DO enjoy some adult conversation every once in a while. On the other hand, I know what we have been called to as a family and I am willing to make the hard, uncomfortable and exhausting choice of teaching my children at home!!
I know that some families do not have the choice to homeschool or stay home. But, for everyone else, please don't tell me you CAN'T. I don't think everyone has to homeschool or that it's wrong to send your kid to school, but "I can't" is just not true. Please say that it's a choice you made as a family or you really don't want to or public school is your child's mission field. Don't tell me all the reasons you're not cut out for it.
Every year I think, "I don't want to do this anymore. It's too hard". But, when the rubber meats the road, I remember the reasons and find the strength (only from the Lord!).
Ok, I feel better now. Just had to get that out.