Gena of The Old Schoolhouse has some rockin’ contests over at her site. The competition is fierce. I was excited that I won 2nd runner up the other day in one (and got a free e-book). Here were my answers to her three questions (not necissarily in any particular order):
1. Why do you homeschool?
A. Because I’m crazy.
B. Because I love my kids.
C. Because I love Jesus and the public school doesn’t.
D. Because public schools teach evolution as a fact.
E. Because public schools provide “socialization”.
F. Because private schools are not much better than public schools (I used to be a private school registrar).
G. Because Jesus home-schooled his disciples.
H. Because we like to take a LOT of field trips.
I. Because I get to blog about it.
J. Because the time I have with my kids is short enough as it is… and I had them to raise them (not let someone else do it).
K. Because I get to pick my kid’s friends, but not their friend’s boogars.
L. Because I can – HEY BABY, THIS IS A FREE COUNTRY!
M. Because I get to learn along with my kids! Life-long student, YEAH!
N. Because it is fun.
O. Because I make a better lunch than the cafeteria.
P. Because homeschool allows us to set our own schedule and take family vacations around Dad’s work schedule.
Q. Because I get to teach towards my kid’s talents.
R. Because I like the homeschool magazines we read. 🙂 (OK, so that was brown-nosing a little… but a girl has to try!)
S. Because of the AWESOME HOMESCHOOL CONVENTIONS in Arlington, TX (and Six Flags Homeschool Day – roller coasters ROCK!!!)
T. Because we move a lot (husband’s job), and it would be torture for the kids to have to be pulled in and out of schools.
U. Because we feel the Lord calling us to lead our kids (and don’t like where the public schools are leading kids).
V. Because there ain’t gun-toting skinheads or drug pushers in my home.
W. Because learning doesn’t always have to be done at a desk.
X. Because ADD doesn’t have to be medicated if you are homeschooling – ADD kids are gifted and wonderful! Just like ADD Moms (Like me!)!
Y. Because Jesus was homeschooled.
Z. Because my kids are worth it.
2. Will you homeschool your children through graduation?
I plan on it, although I’m quite sure I don’t have enough strength on my own. Good thing that God equips the called, not calls the equipped.
Honestly, have you seen what some of the liberal colleges are turning out these days? Just the other day some guy wrote a comment on my blog about how he was homeschooled by MISSIONARIES (Christian parents who work in overseas missions) and lost his faith when he started taking classes in a community college. I’m not so sure we shouldn’t even consider homeschooling them for college. Hey – Abraham Lincoln did it for himself, why not?
3. If you had a friend considering homeschooling, and you could only give them ONE good reason to start, what would that be?
Because they couldn’t do a worse job than public schools are already doing… and besides that, God will see them through it if He brought them to it.
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