Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Random and Lesser Known Reasons Why I homeschool

Besides the fact that I want to train up children to love God and serve Him with their whole hearts, the fact that I love spending all day with my guys, that I want the privilege of teaching them and discovering their God given gifts and talents with them, and that I will never forget the day my then 3 year old son sounded out his first word and immediately looked up and thanked me, besides all these major reasons, their are a few trivial and less publicly mentioned reasons we moms homeschool.

I homeschool my children because:

It is easier than getting them all dolled up in matching shoes early in the morning.

They are the only ones who can stand to spend the whole day with me.

The lines are shorter if you take them to Disneyland on a Wednesday.

I really wasn't paying enough attention the first time I did 4th grade.  It was the 80's and there was a lot of neon clothing involved.

Yellowstone is less crowded in October.

We can head to the beach and start working on our tans in May---and put it in our lesson plan books for school credit (Woot, woot, Nature Studies---starfish and sandcastles).

WalMart is so less crowded at 10 am.

And, well, my husband doesn't trust me at home alone all day---I might start a blog, or cut the cable (again), or sign up to host foreign exchange students.  He doesn't like to see me bored.  He figures four boys will keep me busy.  So I am teaching them how to dream big and drag him into wild schemes as well.  All day long.  Except when I'm blogging.


  1. I love your blogs...I find out things I didn't know...insight into your humor that I miss by not being around you more.

  2. Your homeschooling reasons so made me smile! :) How richly blessed your boys are to have you sowing into their lives. :)

    Thanks for letting me know you would like those verses. Just send me an e-mail at, and I will e-mail them to you!
    K :)

  3. Grammy, being around you makes me funny! Wait, that doesn't sound like a compliment---but it is.

  4. Kimberly, I look forward to the verses. Your writing is truly annointed. I am always edified when I visit your blog.

  5. I love this! Your honesty and humor made me smile. Thanks for visiting my blog and taking time to comment. :)