Don't faint. I know it's been ages since I've blogged, but I have been a bit busy.
Homeschooling is taking over my life. I used to spend my internet time on a scrapbooking message board. Now, I'm on a homeschooling message board.
I used to read books for pleasure. Now I'm reading children's books on ancient civilizations to check that they are acceptable to me.
I used to spend time organizing scrapbook supplies. Now I spend time organizing homeschool supplies.
I used to fantasize about the perfect kitchen. Now I fantasize about the perfect school room.
And it's worth it. Every bit of it. I've seen their school knowledge show up in our lives, but not like this. Maybe it's just the personal satisfaction of knowing "Hey! I taught them that!". When Robert is using his new vocabulary word "din" as many times as he can in one day, it's incredibly satisfying. When a short lesson on nomads spawns many conversations about them over the week, I feel that I am successful. When I finally come to realize that actually sitting beside my son while he does his math turns an all-day battle into a 20 minute effort that results in a completed assignment, I know that God is working on me. When I'm out of the room, and I hear my children talking and laughing (and obviously not doing their work!), I know that this experience is bringing them closer together.
I knew that homeschooling was the right thing for us to be doing. I just had no idea how much it would bless me personally.