Sunday, July 26, 2009


I am petrified. There I said it. I have this whole schedule set up and then here come my children with these bright ideas. Spike wants to learn about dinosaurs and Sunshine wants to learn about the tallest people on earth and how girls around the world live. This is not a part of my schedule!!! Didn't they see my nicely worked out schedule that I did for each of them individually in their favorite colors? Didn't they see how I put it all in a table with a detailed description of each topic. I even ordered "What you 1st/4th grader should know". I thought at the most I might have to change to unit studies or something like that.

I have a sneaky feeling that we are leaning toward deschooling/unschooling and eclectic something or other. I don't do well with labels and I hate rules, but I love learning. I know I was being a little dramatic for fun in the beginning of this blog, but I have to admit that I am a little scared. I don't trust my children to just learn things on their own like I do. Afterall, I didn't start doing that until after I was out of school. Yes, I said it. I don't trust them to learn if left to their own devices. I know some of you want to jump on me, but I am new to this. I am learning too. I would never tell them I don't trust them to learn, but I am venting it to you all because I know you love me. LOL Tonight when they told me what they wanted to learn about I paused. Sunshine quickly said,"Well you said we could learn about whatever we wanted and you could just make it fit into all the subjects that we need." Gotta love that young memory retention. NOT! I am going to give it a try. We have 2 years before the North Carolina Department of Education can come out and see what we've been up to so here goes.


  1. Yeah I hear you! I wouldn't trust my kids for similar reason. I'm just don't big on "child lead" stuff. That doesn't mean that my kids can't give their input nor does it mean it always has to be what mommy want....

    I don't mind giving them select choices like you can do this or that...but I never would leave it wide open for them to do whatever they want however they want...

    Them coming and saying they want to learn about this is fine, I'll see if I can find a way to make it fit in or let them do it on "their" own time. LOL, but I could jut never leave them to their own devises. Does that make any sense?

  2. You can do it sis!Your kids are the best!

  3. I hear you!! Take a deep breath!
    Exhale s-l-o-w-l-y. See the world hasn't ended, yet! LOL!
    This is what make homeschooling such a great option. You guys will figure out how it will all work best. Give it a try.
    (in the voice of Bob the Tomato--if you've seen Veggie Tales)
    It'll be fun! lol!
    (also ditto what Thandi said!!! You all will be fine!!) ;-)