Currently, we are in the middle of making a big decision that will drastically change the dynamics of our family. A series of two sentences spoken between a friend and I over a month ago at a girls' weekend has, in the last two weeks, turned into a whirlwind of upcoming changes. Hubby and I have talked about homeschooling the kids for a couple years now. Our goals for our children are pretty simple. First and foremost, we want them to go to Heaven. And secondly, we want them to have a solid education that opens the world to them. They currently attend a Catholic private school that we love, and if our pocket books were deeper we would probably continue to keep them there. To reach our goals for our children, we've decided the best option would be to keep them home and school them ourselves. Plus, we would love more babies! More babies = more money. Private school = no money. My engineering education may not be doing much for me today, but it did enough for me to know that more money does not equal no money. So, the decision has been made. I am a soon-to-be homeschooling mommy! Who woulda' thunk it?? I'm beyond excited!!! If you run into me, be prepared to hear about it. I think I'm bursting at the seams!!
But remember, I'm a worrier. And, oh my has it begun!!! To sum up just a few of my worries:
- which curriculum?? Seton, Mother of Divine Grace, a mixture of classical??????
- to teach Latin or not to teach Latin?
- how many extra-curricular activities should I enroll them in?? I don't want them to be recluses.
- how in the world am I going to manage teaching high school?
- are these dang kids even going to listen to a word I say?
- am I going to ruin them?
- if I ruin them and they're not smart enough to go to college will they blame me??
- if they don't go to college will they be able to get a decent job???
- if they blame me and don't have a decent job, how will they pay for their years of therapy??
God continually surprises me with placing people in my life during these times who always say the most appropriate things. These are what will get me through the worries of tomorrow:
- "Anxiety and worry are not of God."
- "Stick with what you know."
- "Heaven not Harvard"
- "What grade will you be teaching next year?" "Then that's the only grade you need to know."
- "Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has one and sometimes they stink!"