Thursday, September 25, 2014

LOVE

I love our home-education lifestyle so much.

I love the way that we can explore subjects of our own choosing at a time of our choice.  I love the way that we can talk freely throughout the day, we can go off on whimsical tangents without falling behind in lessons, and we can pack the books away and go for a stroll of discovery without feeling guilty.

I love the way that we can connect as a family, that I can gauge my children's interests at any given moment and work with them.  I love how I can facilitate their loves without term time restraints and can open their eyes to so much when opportunity arises - or I can make those opportunities happen.

I love the fact that learning is just natural, not forced.  That there is no distinction between life and learning time in our household, that the two are intrinsically linked without separation.   I love that we don't do 9am til 3.30pm days.  I love that we don't have to worry about early morning rising.  I love that we don't have to think about bedtimes and the excitement of a topic can keep us awake long past the norm without disruption to the next days routine.

I love that my children adore visiting the museum and don't see it as a place of learning but as a place to love.  I love that they see going to visit historic houses as exciting as going to the playground.  I love that they don't beg to go to expensive theme parks but ask to go on family picnics and paddling in countryside streams.

I love that my children are keen to spend time with me as well as their friends.  I love that the older ones still want to come along and feed the ducks with their younger siblings.  I love that they want to carry the baby when out and about.  I love their connections.

I love that my children are independent, self-confident, and free-thinkers.  I love that they aren't pressured to conform.  I love that they embrace individuality.  I love that they question everything and don't take things on face value.  I love that they have their own opinions and are happy to share them in eloquent and mature ways.  I love that they love to talk to people of all ages and can converse on all levels.

I love that I have an amazing life of love, freedom, and community support.  I couldn't ask for anything more.

I love my life, that is all.


2 comments:

  1. Thankyou for sharing this today, you ve reminded me of why we choose to home educate. Sonetimes its easy to get bogged down by the big sigh days!!

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