I have many other things to blog about but this makes evrything else just pale into insignificance. This beautiful little man arrived Earthside yesterday morning into my hands. Well done Han, you were brilliant!!! And thank you so much for allowing me the privelege xx
at this very moment, I was lying on the grassy patch at the top of the hill in a local woodland counting ladybirds with William.
The two younger boys were not at school as they were both still recovering from colds. So we took advantage of it and went to the woods. The bigger boys were all playing on the rope swings and all getting on so well. The sun was shining. It was gloriously warm and the boys had all taken off their jumpers. They were inventing games and testing their strength. At one point they were almost inventing a new olympic sport....synchronised swinging!
Tom came over to me at one point and said how lovely it all was. Just like when we first started Home Education. I was thinking the very same thing.
Then they went off in search of a longer branch to hook down the other swing that someone with a Health and Safety issue, had looped up in the tree!
The peace and quiet was wonderful. It was one of those perfect moments. I was totally happy.
And then it happened.
Tom came walking over with a very white face and clutching one hand with the other. He had caught his thumb with the folding saw and pretty much ripped the nail right off. It was torn down one side and all across the bottom, but hinged along the other side.
We have been Home Educating for over 5 years, with a brief spell in school just recently for the younger two. The eldest is now an apprentice mechanic, attending college every few weeks. Home Education can be hard work and very challenging but is also fun and exciting.It has been a learning experience for us all. We remain autonomously educating and so each of the boys are developing their own interests and skills; with us providing as much assistance as we can or that they need. They are all learning life skills by experiencing life in all its guises. Through good times and bad. They learn team spirit and independence. They learn what they like and dislike, what they are good at and what makes them tick. This, we hope, will prepare them for life in our ever changing and demanding world. This is not a representation of ALL Home Educating families, but a brief glimpse at ours.