Thursday, January 26, 2012

How will it work?

We are in the process of pulling my oldest out of school and homeschooling him, in addition to two other kids, who are already at home.

The question which I have been getting over the past couple days is: how will it work? The simple answer is: I don't know. But I also know that if I don't try to make it work, it won't. Leaving things as they are, complaining about school, workload, lack of life will not work either.

My primary reason for pulling him out is to give him breathing space. Giving him a chance to be a kid. Letting him have lunch when he will finish his food. Going outside when weather is nice. Running to Krispy Kreme in the morning. Taking drumming lessons that he was asking about for a long time. Swimming. Learning at his own pace. Developing his own interests.

Russian Jews are know for pushing their kids, and here we are, pulling out. 


  1. This is a much stronger form of pushing in a sense. Takes a lot of dedication to be a home-schooling mom. Hashem should bless you with everything you need and grant you success...

    Shabbat shalom umevorach.