Yesterday I was meeting my running partner a little earlier than usual, so I left the house at 6:30. It was still dark and as I was driving I saw a group of high school kids standing by the side of the road, waiting for their school bus. I glanced at the clock because I was shocked to see kids waiting for the bus at that early hour and noticed that it was 6:35. I thought about how early they must have had to get up in order to be at the bus stop by 6:35. I felt sad for them. My two high schooler’s were safely at home, ensconced in their beds, hours from having to get up.
A couple of days earlier a friend posted this on Facebook:
I was shocked. That much homework for a SIX year old??! When my children were that age we were done with school in three hours. It did not take seven hours of school plus hours of homework to get through the curriculum. There is something wrong with this picture!
So today, as I reflect on the events of this past week, I’m very thankful (again) that our family homeschools. I know that it is not for everyone. I get that. But I’m glad that it’s for us.