Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Homeschool Rocks..I am so glad that we are too cool for public school..

You know that feeling you get when something happens or you receive something and it puts a smile on your face and lets you know that you made a good decision?

Well last week, two letters came in the mail.  One for C1 and the other for C2. Both of these letters were from Ga. Cyber Academy and they were to let us know that the boys were advancing to the next grade level.  This was awesome news. Not that we were shocked but at the same time. And the same letter stated that the boys were exceeding grade level in Math, Phonics and Language Arts.  Being a dad who works my ass off so T can stay at home and homeschool the kids and take care of them, seeing those letters brought tears to my eyes.

I have said many times and I know she hates when I do this but those letters did nothing but prove the fact even more that T is such a awesome mom. Lets push to the side for the moment that she, cooks, cleans, takes care of two other children and pays bills and does everything in and out of the house. To top it off, she homeschools C1 and C2 and they are exceeding grade levels, is that not some great shit or what.

I was so against homeschooling in the beginning, I mean so much against it. But then that one night back when I was still drinking, I was doing drunk laundry at Disney World and being the shy guy that I am, I started talking to this older couple.  We got on the subject of homeschooling and they started telling me about their daughter...

Who...Graduated a year early
...with honors
...high gpa into a good college

I can remember going back to the room and waking T up and telling her that I had changed my mind I would support her 100%. (not that it would have stopped her anyways) 

Now after two years, two kids and another summer here, I can look back and feel so good about the decision she made to look into homeschooling and the choice and chance she took to take our children's education into her own hands.

So with those letters arriving and the kids beginning to enjoy their summer, all I can say to T is....

Thanks, I love you, you are the best learning coach and I would work multiple jobs if I had to, to keep you at home to continue the great work you do.

Kiss the Baby



Steph H June 21, 2011 at 11:52 AM   Reply to

Thank you for sharing your experience!

Have a great summer!!

Gretta June 21, 2011 at 12:51 PM   Reply to

Congrats to your kids ....and to T and you! I was one of those Moms who said "I will never homeschool my kids" but now I am so thankful we do. And I'm glad that even in your drunken stupor you supported T! :)

Anonymous,  June 21, 2011 at 2:02 PM   Reply to

That's awesome! Sounds like a great decision was made for your family all those years ago! Good thing you weren't such a dumb drunk that you couldn't listen to some words of wisdom!! I personally have no desire to homeschool and I am blessed that we live in a GREAT school district where I have the great pleasure of volunteering as much I like, but I have a lot of friends who do it!!

Lily Dawn June 21, 2011 at 3:39 PM   Reply to

That's awesome! Looks like you got a couple of smarties over there ;) I didn't think I would ever home school, but after doing observations and the twins going to public pre-k last year, I am seriously considering it. I would love to have more say in their education, and I know it will pay off in the end!

Steph@Good Girl Gone Green June 21, 2011 at 6:34 PM   Reply to

WOW! That is so awesome! I have been thinking about homeschooling my daughter who s 8 months so I have some time to decide. That was the sweetest blog post, to say all those wonder thing about T! :)

Erin June 21, 2011 at 6:47 PM   Reply to

I love that you admit to doing drunk laundry :) I would love to homeschool when I have kids, or better yet - How about I mail my kids to T for the school year? Wait, is it illegal to mail kids? Shit, I have a lot to learn, maybe I am the one that needs homeschooling? :)

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