Sunday, December 19, 2010

Six-Word Saturday: 12 Teves, 5771

Why the weird dates? Click here to find out! 

Why stop now?  On beyond zebra!

My “thought” over Shabbos was WHY STOP JUST WHEN IT’S GETTING GOOD?

Funny thing… I did a lot of homeschool reading a few years ago, convinced myself, and have read almost none since.  But I checked out a few library books on Thursday, including Susan Wise Bauer’s The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, and it’s been very encouraging.

Most parents only get the “thrill” of taking care of their baby’s body needs – changing, feeding, sleeping.  Once they have the basic physical routines down, they turn them over to professionals for the “real” part of their lives.

But guess what?  Educating your kids is a ton more interesting, more fun, more rewarding and more REAL than wiping their tushies.

Some days, the good days, I cannot believe anybody would give up this pleasure.

In Dr. Seuss’s On Beyond Zebra, he presents a radical new alphabet just waiting for anyone who dares to wonder what letter comes AFTER z (which I pronounce “zed” – so there!). 

Most people are not so adventurous… homeschoolers are.

4 comments:

  1. Yep, what you said. I wish others could experience the THRILL. :)

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  2. I couldn't have said it better! But would add....
    Homeschooling Rocks or in my case, Unschooling Rocks! =)

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  3. Yes, it is most certainly exciting to continue to take charge of our child's needs and not turn him over to the care of professionals.

    Homeschool Does Rock.

    Kathi Sewing, Knitting, Candle Making, Homeschooling Mama

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