|Holding up #1 for 1st day of school!|
These kids are my life and Miriam has been my little buddy for the last almost 3 years! And Joseph has been my tag-along for 14mo now. It's been such a blessing to be able to find ways to have a parent with them the majority of their time. Unfortunately with my new job schedule, daycare was our only option but hopefully it is just temporary, until Josh finishes his PhD and we move away for his PostDoc.
When Josh and I started talking about starting our family, we thought about having me stay at home and possibly home schooling the children. I don't know if I could do that. I don't have a teaching degree or background. I am not the most patient person in the world. And I like bringing home a paycheck. I like my time in the adult world. The thing I have missed being home Mon-Fri with the kids and then working on the weekends has been adult-time. I would need to have recess time with other homeschooling moms I think. (That's one reason I've appreciated the blogging world these past few months! An adult connection!)
I've continued to explore and research various homeschooling options. Thankfully we have time yet to consider and decide. We both agree though that children need their parents. And as much parent time as we can provide is optimum for them. Education is invaluable and if we don't feel we can provide the best for them, then we will look to other schooling options. And we both agree that the outlets that high school can provide through extracurricular activities are a great resource for expanding ourselves so we would probably only home school through middle school. Again, we will always be reconsidering and educating ourselves. It will be exciting to see how Miriam and Joseph adapt to daycare setting. Miriam got placed in the pre-K classroom because she is ahead of other 2yr olds so I am excited to see how her mind is challenged.
I will continue to update how we are all adjusting!
Pray for my safe travels as I travel out of state for training again all week! It was a double goodbye today! Kids to daycare and mommy is going out of town for 5 days! Pray for us all!