Yesterday Luke asked me if one day he could go back to school. I said, “Sure.” I then asked him to tell me something that he remembers about school that he really liked. His response, “Sometimes for dessert we used to get this yummy cream filled thing!” Me, “That’s why you want to go back to school!?” He explained that that was just ONE thing he remembers that he liked.
In the end of the conversation I told him that honestly he could go back in September if he wanted. Seeing how serious I was he said, “No, I’m just kidding, I want to be homeschooled!” I know he really does miss some things from school and he probably feels like he is missing out somehow. I was serious. I would send him back because I am pretty sure he would realize how long school is (he already thinks we do too much work…yeah right.) Also he wouldn’t be able to have as much time writing his stories, writing in his video game journal, learning how to type, blogging, creating his video games and all of those things that he likes to do. But even if he did like going to public school, that would be great!
Isabel’s response to going to school was, “No way, I like being homeschooled!” It is so funny because when I started homeschooling a year and a half ago I thought that she would be the one that would feel like she was missing out. She seems like the kind of kid that would love the school rituals, awards, social ranking and busy work that public schools have to offer. That last sentence sounds like I am insulting public school or my daughter, but I am not, that’s not how I mean it.