eta: the boy in red is my '5th' child cashikins. also my cousin.
yes, i am planning on homeschooling ALL the kids.
this is where i am struggling the most...
to me the Mystery of History seems fabulous,
The History/Sciences/Geography will be taught all together.
Each child will have work based according to their age of course,
but it will be taught all together.
and if i have any volunteers to come take over the math i will pay you sufficiently in sweets.
(if you've never had a child in public school you are probably in the dark as to how much weight those pinkie promises hold)
leaving Fri open for filed trips/science experiments/ days off etc.
in other words,
this is the bribe i am using to get my oldest to actually do his wok when i say.
i really would appreciate prayer.
i have my eyes wide open going into this.
it's not going to be easy.
my oldest monkey NEEDS to have his strong will and disrespectful spirit nipped NOW.
i want to hault this before he is any older.
it takes more strength and wisdom than i have.
My daughter is also a very sllloooowwww learner.
selfishly, it bugs me.
i am not going to be on here, telling you all how fabulous each and every day home with my kids is going to be.
am i expecting to create stronger bonds with my children and enjoy them more?
i look forward to reading on a blanket at the park, blowing up volcanoes together, playing games.
if i go to bed crying at night (which i probably will in those first few months)
my house will be messy.
i'll get less 'done'.