Sunday, July 20, 2008

Why Do You Love Homeschooling?

Following a post by Summer Fae at Learning Adventures, who was following a post by Summer at Mom is Teaching, the question asked is:

Why do you love homeschooling?

I can give a one-word answer that covers many areas:

FREEDOM

Yep, I love homeschooling because of the freedom that comes with it.

Freedom to set our own schedule, freedom to study what we choose, freedom to drive to Denver and be with my father for surgery, freedom to be with my father when he dies.

Freedom to go to a museum without a clipboard and worksheet with a hundred questions that must be answered, which ensures the freedom to actually enjoy the museum.

Freedom to go on a spur-of-the-moment field trip.

Freedom to take extra time to study a subject if it has piqued Thomas's interest.

Freedom from labels and stereotypes.

Freedom to take a nap in the afternoon.

Freedom of expression -- Thomas can wear whatever he wants to school, can share whatever opinion he has without worry.

Freedom to do school in pajamas or wrapped up in a Biederlack blanket, affectionately known as "fuzzies" in our home.

Freedom to pet a dog or cat while studying.

There's so many freedoms, that I can't list them all.

Freedom is a wonderful thing.

2 comments:

Meg_L said...

That's my one word too!

Summer Fae said...

I had to go back and read my own post. I didn't remember that. LOL.

I love your word it is perfect.