I homeschool because every day is worth it.
The bad ones.
The in between ones.
When they cry out, “NO!” in unison because I close the read aloud and they want to know what happens next.
When I recommend a book I loved as a child and they devour it and ask for more.
The days when they are grouchy and overtired and fighting me every step of the way.
When they seem to have forgotten every thing they’ve learned.
When their eyes light up and they become inspired to read or write or learn just a little more.
When they create an intricate map of an imaginary world for a story they are writing.
When they tear apart the house, forget where the laundry goes, leave dishes wherever they happened to be.
When they fight and fuss and whine.
When one thing after another goes wrong and the day is derailed.
When I see their passion and that focused energy that means their entire mind and body is set on a single goal.
When they make me a cup of luke warm coffee that is too strong and has too much sugar, but still I drink it and enjoy if, if only for their proud smiles.
Every day is worth it because every day we are learning, laughing and loving. Every day is worth it because every day we are together.
This is part of the Blogging Through the Alphabet Challenge, where I am sharing some homeschool encouragement, from A to Z! Check out what I’ve written so far!