Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Our Adventures in Homeschooling...
Yes, miraculously, we're still homeschooling! Halimah is about to start kindergarten in a few weeks and I will be officially homeschooling 2 kids! Admittedly, I'm nervous and a little overwhelmed... I've had more than a few panic attacks just at the thought of homeschooling both girls at the same time.
I thought, maybe, if I share my fears with my husband he would reconsider this whole homeschooling thing and let me send the kids to a semi-private charter school. No luck... hubby said he would help teach Halimah's math and science instead. Honestly, kindergarten math and science are so simple that his teaching those subjects wouldn't be a big relief. However, at the same time it would be nice to give him a small taste of my frustration - especially when the enthusiasm for doing school starts to wane.
I'm finally being more active with the kids - mainly because I'm starting to feel more like myself... I still have major irritability issues, but I'm much more active than I was before. Aaliyah is required to do at least 20 minutes of physical education every day - so we are now taking family walks through the neighborhood for 30 minutes or so. Yesterday we walked to the park, I let the kids play a little and then we walked back home. It was soooo hot, Halimah asked if we could go swimming instead. HA!
Although I would prefer to send the kids to school, for my own sanity, I've pretty much succumbed myself to the fact I'm going to be forever homeschooling. However, the amount of homework kids get sent home with these days - it's probably better that we homeschool because at least I can enjoy my afternoons and evenings without having any homework - we get all the work done first thing in the morning!