Alright, we are really doing this! We are homeschooling!!! *deep breaths*
I will start by saying I NEVER thought I would be this mom or we would be the homeschool type of family. We LOVE our school district and our teachers and never thought we would pull our child away from that. I worked at one of our schools and it was the best job I’ve ever had. I often say one of the BEST things about out town is our teachers. They are some of the best.
I know life and the world is crazy right now. With that, I will say we have been thinking about homeschool for about 6 or more months now. I always just pushed it to the back of my mind for many reasons. I worked full time, we only have one kid so what would this do to her socially, and at the end of the day….we just weren’t a homeschool family, right?!
Right now in this season of life we really feel like this is the best thing for our family. And ultimately, that is what matters most right now. When we asked our 10 year old why she wanted to be homeschooled I really thought she would feed me some crap answers but I was shocked at her responses. She sounded so grown up. And at that moment…I knew she would excel on debate team. HAHA! And I also knew at that moment maybe we should start finding a way to make this a reality.
Homeschooling is such a personal decision. I know many families who homeschool for many different reasons. Especially right now….life is just….nuts.
More than anything…we are beyond excited for this next chapter for our family! We have been looking up homeschool stuff for months and I’m excited to kick off our year! I am excited to share our journey over the next year. Excited to share the ups and downs and new experiences we have as we navigate this new chapter.
I have been so happy to see all the posts supporting families no matter what they choose to do this next year. It is so uplifting in this time or uncertainty. This is totally new for us and it is going to be a wild year! This will also be the first year that I am officially staying home since our little one was in school! AHHH!! That seems unreal! Which will ALSO mean more time to fully dive into photography! So…who wants to book a shoot?!
We can’t wait!!! Pray for us this next year! We will need it!