What on earth could ever possess someone to home school their child? Hours on end spent with the person in life you love the most but also exasperates you to no end. The child who you are destined to say no to one trillion times, the child who will eventually turn your hair gray or make you grab that box that promises shiny flowing locks devoid of gray or white. And yes, that very same child who pushes every single button you have IN THE WRONG DIRECTION. Yes, that my friends, is a home schooler’s life. The life
they we choose and throw ourselves wholeheartedly into. We have no sick days or “time to ourselves” and some days, yes, I admit it, that big yellow bus looks like a ray of sunshine…..until I remember my child is NOT going on it as I, with a big grin plastered on my face, curlers in my hair, and slippers on my feet, race back to the house and breathe a huge sigh into the glorious silence. Oh no. I chose a home schooler’s life. The one where craziness and chaos and noise abound all day long. Where “mom” is yelled and whispered and whined without failing. The life where I am really glad we don’t have a dog because really, THAT would be the last straw for me.
So please do LOOK at me like I am crazy. Please do TELL me I am crazy. It just solidifies what I already knew…..I’m crazy and I know it. But let me tell you this, in the midst of it all, I won’t have it any other way. With all the crazy I know that someday when my house is empty I will look back on the crazy and want it back. So help me, right now I cannot imagine that, but enough people told me I will so I believe it. Right now I will embrace my crazy home schooler’s life and put that smile on my face. I will look at that big yellow ray of sunshine as it drives by and count my blessings that I get to hear “mom” in so many creative tones throughout the day, that I have these precious minutes to invest in my children even when it makes me crazy, and even when there is no silence to breathe into.
Welcome to my crazy home schooler life, where we embrace the crazy and roll right with it.