Caroline was home sick last Friday. Ever since she has been begging me to homeschool her. As a way to defer these irritating pleas, I told her to write me an essay detailing why she wanted to be homeschooled. I told her it was due by the end of the week and that we were not to speak about it again until then. She gave it to Paul and I last night. I asked her if I could share it with you all because I think it offers an honest look at a traditional school environment from a 4th graders perspective. It does not compel me to homeschool her at this point, but it does give me insight into the type of education she craves and makes me ask myself if I could provide that for her someday.
I think I should be homeschooled for many reasons, but I'm going to limit it to only four.
If you homeschool me, I wouldn't be late to school everyday. We wouldn't need to rush to school, giving me three pieces of cereal for breakfast. I could actually take my time, eat a healthy breakfast and be ready to start learning.
A good thing about homeschooling is you don't need to deal with drama. Drama as in, "she said I was stupid!" or even worse, "did you know he likes you?" It is so annoying, to the point where people start crying. I've heard so many problems from other people that it seems like they're more focused on their problems than school work. It's really irritating and can hurt other people's feelings.
All she is really saying is that she wants to be able to work hard and play hard in a respectful and harmonious environment. She observed that last Friday with Jackson and I, but obviously does not feel that way during her school day. So will I homeschool her next year? I doubt it...but I will remain open to the Lord's will and pray for her education everyday in the meantime.
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