Friday, May 22, 2009

I am a homeschool Mum

I am a homeschool Mum.

I believe in strong Character Education.

Today I taught my son about Chivilry.

Put down the shovel and say sorry to your sister."

I am a homeschool Mum.

I believe in giving my children a solid grounding in the Sciences.

Today I taught my children about physics: cause and effect...

"If you drop that it will break. See."

and natural history: animal behaviour...

"If you pull that cat's tail it will scratch you. See."

and biology: Human anatomy...

"Honey, there IS still blood inside you. Stop crying and let's just wash that"

and Chemistry

"Dirt will come off better with soap and water. Go and wash your hands again."

I am a homeschool Mum.

I believe in teaching my children about the Scriptures and Worship.

Through Bible study...

"...and King Darius called down to Daniel...What? No, there aren't lions under your bed. King Darius called down...put that down, now. King Darius....YOU stand THERE, NOW. YOU sit THERE, NOW. Keep your hands on your lap while I am reading please. Now, King Nebuchadnezzer...What? Oh yes King Darius, clever kid. Oh, you learned that from VeggieTales. Take your finger out of your nose please."

and singing songs of praise..

"Jesus loves me (put that down now) this I know (NOW) for the Bible tells me so (that is disobedience, come here) little ones to HIM belong...."

I am a homeschool Mum.

I believe in teaching my children about the world around them...

"Did you know that pizza comes from a country named Italy kids? No, not THIS pizza. Yes, you're right, Daddy did buy this one from the shop."

and events of history.

"You know, before cars people rode in horse carts and buggies. No, cars were invented before I was born. Yes, that is a long time ago."

I am a homeschool Mum.

I believe in giving my children life skills.

"Go and make your bed. Now. No, don't argue, now. What? HOW did the sheets get wet? Oh. Just leave it honey, I will do it in a minute. Can you empty the dishwasher instead please?"

I am a homeschool Mum.

I believe in giving my kids the best education I can.

I believe HOME is the most important part of HOMESCHOOL.

It has been one of those weeks, but it's Friday now and I am still glad that I am blessed with these children, this home and this life.

Have a great weekend!


Momma Bug said...

HA! You made my day!!! (It's over now) and is your weekend starting up?
What does a Jess in Tasmania weekend look like?
AJ took the day (mostly) off work today since he will be out of town next week. It was so nice to have him around, and he took the boys for a hike, and helped field some of their Math questions so I actually got to SEW and finish a couple projects I started ages ago!! Yipee!!

I reallyreallyreally enjoyed that post Jess! Well done;-P

Shauna said...

Hi Jess, I found your blog through Momma Bug and have been blessed and encouraged by you. I agree with Momma Bug, great post! It's such an encouragement to know I am not alone on this fun and demanding journey of motherhood. Isn't it wonderful how much God can teach us as we teach our little ones?!

Jess said...

Analene - glad I could make you laugh Lovey! A Jess in Tasmania weekend, oohhh, that sounds like a post Idea. I will get back to you on that one. Beloved is out and about at the moment and babies are abed so I am enjoying some well earned 'puter time!

Shauna - Lovely to 'meet' you ;) The Lord uses the blogsphere to encourage and prompt me all the time, He is good that way! He uses my babies and The Word even more. I am a pretty rough diamond and my kids seem to be what He uses to smooth me out.