... sometimes I feel drawn to the homeschooling option. For whole minutes I'll sit and imagine how cool it could be.
1. There would be more time for music practice. Lessons and practices could happen during the day instead of being crammed into afternoons.
2. Rather than learning the very basics of the Australian political system again (3rd year in a row!), Nathan could write opinion pieces on the US republican primaries.
3. I'd have time to teach Joel how to spell or to teach him strategies for how to not let bad spelling stop him from conquering the world. And we'd write stories together.
4. Micah and I could play duets. We'd do this instead of the boring bits of SOSE and Science.
5. We'd never, ever have school assemblies. This, in itself, makes home schooling worthy of consideration.
But I'd never do it.
Here are five reasons why.
1. I'm an extrovert. Schools are places full of people. I can't imagine robbing my children of the opportunity to go there.
2. I'd be really, really bad at making my kids learn things that I thought were boring or pointless. Under me, my kids would have a skewed education.
3. Schools have bands and orchestras and choirs. Right there. On site. Free(ish).
4. I think I want my kids mainstreamed as much as possible. The christian thing is weird to the world. I don't think I want other stuff to be too.
5. I couldn't work if we homeschooled our kids. This would mean we couldn't afford to pay the rent. Homeschooling would be bad if you did it while living in a car.