Shadow of Doubt
The doubt came from burn out, and I was embarrassed to admit it. It seems that the homeschool parents I know are alway smiling and actively engaged with their well mannered children. But not me, I was ready to throw in the towel. I was tired of homeschooling, tired of the snow, tired of wanting time for myself, and just plain tired. For the first time in my life I had a brief moment of understanding as to why someone would put their kids in school. But that was it, just a moment, then I remembered all the reasons I homeschool. So we plugged along, and I got more tired and even bit grumpy. To add to it, I am an immigrant in a culture where people don't complain, they suck it up. And my family, well both of the girl's Grandmother's are former public school teachers.
So, how could I sit down and write about how great homeschooling is, when I wasn't feeling it? So, I decided to ask my friends how they do it year after year maintaining a picture perfect family life - turns out they go on holiday. No kidding; One went up north for a week, one to Hawaii and the third to Central America. No husband, no kids - just a complete break. And they all recommend it.