No 2 daughter and son are out hypnotizing chickens. It was something that they saw on a “swamp man” type reality show.
They say it actually works and if they keep practicing as much as they are now, I’m sure it will. Though I do feel somewhat sorry for the chickens, but they seem to be very long suffering.
They have finished their school for the morning and our outside enjoying the sunshine. Spring is here in Victoria Australia and summer is coming quickly.
I have been trying to teach them to get into their school in the morning and in the afternoon they can go and have fun, doing the things they enjoy. Sometimes this theory works and some times it doesn’t.
Some mornings it is a hard slog just to get through a maths lesson. I get frustrated and they get stubborn. No 2 son spends too much time fiddling and scratching and singing and not enough time actually doing his work and No 2 daughter spends her time telling him to be quiet or poking him.
Oh the joys of normal, happy, healthy children.
If they were at school I wouldn’t have the pleasure of seeing them succeed with their schooling or seeing them blossom from being outside, creating games and camps and cubbies.
If they were at school they wouldn’t have time to help Dad when he gets home, because of their homework.
If they were at school I wouldn’t have the pleasure of helping them through their attitudes or squabbles.
If they were at school someone else would be seeing them achieve.
Some days are hard, really hard, but the joy and pleasure and good times override the bad and makes this homeschooling experience a totally right thing.
So if you want to see your children really achieve, keep them home, release the chickens, teach them all the good things and let them play in the dirt – it is our God given responsibility.
If you are thinking of homeschooling I want to encourage you to give it a go, you won’t be sorry, you may be tired and grumpy but in the long run you will never be sorry.
Deuteronomy 6:7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way and when you lie down, and when you rise.
PS: Today was one of those hard days so I am writing this to encourage myself as much as everyone else.
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