This entire week I have just felt more blessed than usual to be able to homeschool. There really is no particular reason, just a feeling strong in my heart this week. It is so rewarding to watch my husband and son spending time together discovering our new microscope and the little ones asking for table time so we can get more school done. My kids do watch TV, but, fortunately, they are not addicted to it and only watch PBS and DVDs already reviewed by me. They are filled with other interests and can't wait to play outside. My elderly neighbor, who loves sitting on her porch so she can watch my kids play, came over and told me a sad tale the other day. She said that her daughter, who is a public school teacher, said that on Kindergarten surveys parents stated that their kids play outside less than an hour a week. How sad! My kids play outside for at least an hour every single day. They love long walks (although not in the pouring rain, like we did last week when we got caught more than a mile from home).
Well, I know I am preaching to the choir; but I just feel so so blessed to be home with my children, teaching about and experiencing the world with them every day!