Monday, June 7, 2010
Have you ever categorized people? I know growing up there were the grunge kids and the preppy ones. In college there the working students and non-working students. As a young married couple, it was hard not to be despondent to see others with nice houses and new vehicles. Maybe it still is.
Well, now comes a new category in our life. Home education! Before I continue, watch this...
I, personally, am excited. T-Pup is excited. He can't wait to be able to read, and is already doing awesome with some basic phonics. He loves math. One of his favorite things is for me to make a little puzzle with different quantities of shapes on one side and the corresponding numbers on the other side. Can you feel my excitement?
I'm not so naive to think that each day is going to be a stroll through the daisies. Someone once told me with children some days are rocks and some days are diamonds, and you're reminded of the diamonds on the rock days. I can't help but think this will be no different.
Would you believe me if I told you everyone NOT in the home education arena whom I have told has asked me one question? Can you guess what that question is?
But what about his socialization?
Oh, I'm not worried about that. I'll open the blinds 3x a week for 10 minutes each. You can imagine the response that gets.
Why would I start prohibiting his socialization now? If you have ever met T-Pup, he is quite the socialite. And pretty darn cute, too.
No one (again, outside of this new category) has expressed any concern to me other than his socialization.
So, once again we see these categories in life. And once again, I feel we're on the road less traveled.
And I'm ok with that.