good for you! whats the worst thing that can happen? you try it, decide its not for you and they go back to school - nothing lost but then you'll know
since deregistering we have found a pace of life ad a freedom which is wonderful if you're interested, our week is thus...
Monday we go to old parts of Cornwall for trips on the passenger ferries, ducks, secret coves, walks in the woods and crazy steep higgeldy piggeldy streets and steps to explore
Tuesday - an at home day baking, chilling, playing in the garden, crafting, playing with art materials and havgin fun while we rest from a massive day out
Wednesday i run a breastfeeding peer support group with my friend so that is a the focus but its a soft day seeing another lovely friend who is the best early years teacher i have ever met (and has left teaching after 10 years cos she cant do it anymore in the framework she is expected to work in) and her little boy - usually involves a polytunnel, lots of free form play, eating and cooking together and trips out to the beach or moors
Thursday i work (i LOVE my job), children are with their childminders who share our ethos and do educational things with the boy (making microscope slides of bramble leaves and looking through a professional quality telescope at the stars to name but two)
Friday we spend together preparing for the weekend and Daddy's return from the big smoke, nesting, celebrating family, making food, playing just me the boy and the girl
Weekends The Viking is here so we are both teaching and learning and hanging out together and having fun and expanding their wee minds without them even knowing...
to me home ed is stealth learning - they are living a beautiful life, there isnt a workbook in sight, they are chilled, happy, stimulated and challenged, sleep deep, eat well and are flourishing! I have surrounded them with adults who 'teach' as a way of life, who listen and encourage and share my passions for history, nature, science, the arts and who are intelligent, professional wonderful folk - the exact kind of people i hope my children grow up to be...
Sunshine, all of this has come about by just stopping trying and listening to my heart and mind and then using my talents and energy in a much more creative way to shape our life into one which is wonderful - i was on the harbour at polruan on the phone to their daddy saying i felt like i had won the lottery on monday night - not quite believing life could be this good
you're gonna have such a good time!!!