Monday, 1 February 2016

WOW! Cannot quite believe thats it has been a year since our last post. I think this was mainly due to us finding our feet and finding exactly where we wanted to go on our Home education journey.
I had a LOT of wobbles last year and found it to be quite stressful, we started off with all good intentions of time tables, schedules, and learning and that lasted for all of 6 weeks if that. ER was wanting to sit infront of the TV all day watching YOUTUBE videos while I was spending the day basically picking up after ER and AR and the mess they left as they were cooped up for days on end. The attitude and bad behaviour I was recieving sometimes had me in tears. I was seriously doubting myself at this point. Had I done the right thing. Will they actually learn anything. Am I doing enough. Am I being lazy. Can I cope with this ect ect ect just complete and utter self doubt.
As christmas approached I was still feeling the same old dread and doubt and I decided that I had to make a serious choice about whether this was the right decision for us.
As I packed away the reams of paper we had built up over the year I sat down and had a look through them. Pictures lots and lots of of the day we went to the park to look at different leaves, of when we went to the museum, went shopping, explored the woods, saw a rainbow lots and lots of other things we saw and places we went. I decided to have a look at some of the photographs of the children from these you know what I saw....unkempt dirty children wearing some of the biggest ever smiles, smiles that never was displayed when they went to school. It was then that I realised I had made the best descision EVER that I could make for my children. Turns out my worries and stresses was for nothing. Safe to say our Home education journey continues into another year.

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