Thankful Thursday

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.


About Sheila @ Making the Most of Every Day

I'm a wife, mom, and a homeschool teacher. I'm always behind on housework and paper pile sorting. I'm fond of this crazy life but not of melted cheese. I want to follow hard after God, making each day really count. I like to run, read, cook (and eat!). Thanks for joining along on my journey!

6 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday

  1. My son’s cross country coach (homeschool team) has them divided into competing groups for a new challenge. They can accrue points for staying hydrated with x number of glasses of water, various workout goals & 10 hours of sleep each night. Tonight I was trying to squeeze in a little more reading right on the verge of bedtime when he was ready to call it a night. He was joking with me as he jumped up & said a hasty, “Well, I can’t let my team down! Gotta get my 10 hours!!” ? Little Turkey! I laughed, dropped the reading that can wait until tomorrow & I really was thankful that he can get a healthy amount of sleep!!

    I was almost always sleep-deprived in high school as a natural night owl!! 4 brutal years of waking up far too early!!

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