Something you hope to DO in your life
I hope to do so many things the list is endless. There is a list of 100 things though right here
But one thing I really hope to do is home school my children. My mom home schooled us for a few years when I was in high school and I can totally see the benefits. The first reaction I get to this is
"WHAT are you crazy?"
my answer: No I am not crazy, I am very sane thank you. I dont think wanting to spend time with your kids and teach them about life is a crazy thing at all.
"You know they will be weird and have no friends"
me: Honestly, bring on the weirdness! If it means that they wont be exposed to drugs, alcohol, promiscuity, foul language, bullying, and other possible harm I dont care how weird they are. I will love them anyway. I want to know the people they spend time with and know the parents of the people they spend time with. I'd rather them not be friends with the mean, bullying kids that arent raised with the same values and then have to struggle with whats right and wrong. We all have to deal with that enough as adults.
AND they will have tons and tons of friends, which brings me to my next statement.
"So what you just sit at home all day and never get out into the real world"
me: No way Jose! we will go to the zoo, museums, science center, cultural centers and so on. We will belong to a co-op. They will be in piano lessons, band, choir, soccer, gymnastics, wrestling, and every other extra curricular activity their little hearts desire. They will be able to do all those things because they wont be in school for 8 hours then have another 8 hours of homework every night like I see happen far too often now.
I look forward to teaching my kids in a way that works for them, not a 30 to 1 ratio where if you're slow you get left behind. I dont want to worry if this is the day that a 10 yr old brings a gun to school and shoots my son. I dont want to worry if the only kids at school who befriend them are the kids that I dont want them anywhere near. I want to make sure they are getting everything out of their education that they can. I want to watch them thrive and seize the world for all the good that is out there.
It will be a huge undertaking and it makes me nervous but I have some incredible women to look up to and hopefully the support and understanding of my friends.
If I raised my children 10 years ago I probably wouldnt be choosing this route but times have changed and I am not a big fan of the way things are going.