I have been a homeschooling mom for a month now. The most common phrase that people say to me when I tell them I homeschool is: "Oh I could NEVER homeschool because..." and they fill in the blank with something like:
I don't have the patience.
I don't have the skill.
I'm not organized enough.
Ugh! They'd drive me nuts!
People, I am not some sort of super woman! I am just like everybody else. I feel totally inadequate for this task too. Kinda like when I had a crying newborn and felt like I could never provide all the baby's needs! It can be totally overwhelming sometimes!
But here is the one and only difference between me and someone who doesn't homeschool:
I want to.
I'm not more patient.
I'm not more skilled.
I'm not more organized.
And my kids drive me nuts regularly!
I am not a better mom than moms of kids in public school. I don't love my kids more. And I am not super awesome even if I want my kids to think so. I just wanted to make sure the world knows this!
And I confess... yesterday I might have wanted to put them on the school bus! But that's a whole other blog post!