I must admit I am overwhelmed at how I will approach their education. Nights have been spent laying awake wondering if I will do my children a disservice, if I will truly learn along with them, and how I will accommodate their learning styles. For as nervous as I am, I am also encouraged because of the amazing person my homeschooled husband turned out to be.
Brandon and I plan to "un-school." What this means I don't fully understand yet, but it has been incredible fun learning how to burst out of the box. We both feel that if we are just going to have our kids do worksheets we might as well send them to school;however, if we are going to labor to truly educate our kids it is a 24/7/365 job.
Example: I am making breakfast. I hold up an egg and ask Elias what it is I am holding. He responds an "egg." But we don't stop there. We talk about where eggs come from (chicken-farm-grocery store), that egg starts with an "e", that the clear part is called the "white" and that the yellow is a "yolk." We talk about roosters and hens being male and female. All of this happens while I am making breakfast. Anyone who has known me longer than a week knows that I am not a morning person, and that I would prefer to not talk in the morning, but this homeschooling my children - a sacrifice.
So here we are: week 1.