Homeschool.... WHAT?!?!

Homeschool.... WHAT?!?!

Ok, ok.... I know... for those of you who know me well, I swore over and over again that I would never, ever, for the life of me ever consider homeschooling Owen - or any child for that matter! Well, never make vows like that, for God will use them to remind you that it's not about you and your wants - it's about what He wants and what is best for our family. So, what's best for our family right now while we are here in CO is being together and traveling together.... so that means that yes, we are doing online schooling with Owen. We are using K12 Curriculum and we are enrolled with Colorado Virtual Academy, which means we have a teacher and the state to be accountable to - but they keep all the records and paperwork. So, it's not technically hardcore homeschooling, I know some of you are out there and I applaud you! This is tough. It is hard. We've cried multiple times in the past two weeks... ok, everyday for the past two weeks and maybe more than once a day. It is stretching me and I am learning so much about my boy; learning how he processes ideas and what subjects are his favorites (math and science! oh... and may I say that these are two of my least favorites!). Finn is right on in there in the mix, sitting at the table with his school book too! His favorite subject: cutting up big brothers work projects and coloring on them! Even though the beginning has been tough and quite a learning curve, we are in it for the long haul... hey, it's just 1st grade, it's just for a year!