If only I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard this: “You HOME SCHOOL? And you have FIVE KIDS? I could NEVER do that. I don’t know HOW you do it.”
And then there’s “No matter what the kids say about taking care of a pet, it’s always Mom that ends up taking care of it.”
And finally, “I could never be organized enough to homeschool. I admire you.”
First off. I don’t know I do it, either. And some days, I don’t do it very well. And some days, I don’t do it at all.
Secondly, OK, I believe. Yes, it’s true. No matter what the kids say about taking care of the pet, don’t believe them. It’s the mom’s job.
And lastly, I’m definitely not organized enough to homeschool.
I know there are womans out there that homeschool even more than five kids. And they make their own bread after grinding the wheat. And they put up quarts and quarts and quarts of homegrown produce so their cupboards are stocked all winter. And they stinking make their own clothes and the clothes their children wear. And their kids don’t watch tv; they create programs for NASA to experiment with. OK, maybe all of this isn’t true. But I do know there are plenty of people who homeschool even more than five kids.
And I suppose there must be a family somewhere in the universe where the kids PROMISED to take care of the dog, in order to talk the overworked mother into getting the dog, and then they actually took care of the dog for longer than the first three days.
And I suppose there are conflicting definitions of what it means to be organized enough to homeschool.
But the fact of the matter today is that I too don’t know how anyone can homeschool five kids, because I’m having a mighty hard time of it these days. I’ve been praying about it, but don’t seem to have a clear answer just yet.