Yes, it’s December 1 and I’m just now posting about giving thanks. Call me a slacker. Actually, I was occupied for the month of November participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I finished this year! I wrote a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. It’s a rough draft and not quite done yet, but I crossed the 50,000 word mark yesterday. So, I’m just now getting to posting about being thankful.
A friend of mine was recently critiquing a book I wrote about my homeschooling journey and she made the observation that I didn’t spend much time talking about the positives of homeschooling. It was a nice way of saying that I complained a lot, I think. 🙂 She had a very good point! So, I thought it would be very appropriate to spend some time remembering all the things I’m thankful for when it comes to homeschooling. Here’s my list. I’m sure it’s only partial. Feel free to comment and add your own!
1. Sleeping in
2. Family unity and relationships because we spend more time together
3. Taking flexible vacations not based on the school schedule
4. Being able to incorporate learning into everyday life
5. Able to protect the kids from at least some of life’s cruelties until they’re old enough to handle them better
6. Catering their education to their individual strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles
7. Less driving all over (at least if I do it, it’s a choice!)
8. I can customize their education to be in line with our views of Scripture
9. Able to incorporate character development into daily life
10. The joy of seeing them grow and understand things more and more
What can you add to the list?