Sunday, July 13, 2008

A Post From Out of Nowhere

I know this is really random, but I just really enjoyed this post that Amy put up today. It hits home with me a lot. Some people that Del works with think he's a slave driver since I'm always cooking dinner or pregnant or something awful like that. I really like her point about "isms." It's a long read, but it's worth it, if you haven't checked it out yet.

On another note, this week Marie will be working her last day at KPMG and then coming home to Caleb. I wish I could throw her a "WELCOME HOME" party or something like that. And I wish we all lived closer since being a Full-time Mom (phrase given to me by Marie) is a job that needs a lot of support and I wish I could be there to support her. It'd be really good for me, too. Let's pick a place in the middle and all move there. I sure do miss you guys. It's lonely here.

And hey, if you're new to homeschooling, thinking about homeschooling, or thinking of doing classical education with your kids, make sure you read Susan Wise-Bauer's blog. She has recently put up her notes of what her days were like 1998, 1999 and 2000 and will be putting up a fourth. She had three older kids and an infant in 2000. I re-read these on her website lots of times and they were such an encouragement to me. Homeschooling is not like public school. Make it YOUR school and don't let anyone tell you you're not doing a good enough job because you're not schooling every minute of the day between 8 AM and 4 PM. Go read and get encouraged!


Marie said...'re making me teary-eyed. That would be so much fun to live close to one another. Any one of us could have jetted on over to your house to watch the girls when you went to the hospital. Things are easier when you live in a community of friends.

You know, since everyone at work knows I'm leaving, many people are interested in why and what I will be doing. Most seem very supportive and lots of the older woman say they wish they would have done the same. To my surprise, some have asked if I will be homeschooling. I said, maybe, we're thinking about it. And I thought, what a difference, that I have enough confidence to admit that. Cause you know, a couple months ago, I would never have confessed, out of fear that people would disapprove. Silly, huh? Glad I'm not like that anymore.

Johanna said...

I also really liked that post Amy wrote. The world doesn't always understand why we do and feel the way we do, but truth doesn't change just because of one's perspective!

Living closer would be fantastic. I wish for that at least several times a month..

I am soooo happy for you, Marie! I too, have never run into anyone who has regretted getting out of the work force to be home with their children, but I have talked with several who wish they had spent more time at home. And, if you ever get frustrated or discouraged, you have friends who are in your same shoes to get encouragement from!