I remember when we first decided we were going to homeschool. I was certain this would be easy peasy. And my son was so willing.
As he has gotten older he has become less interested, dare I say even downright rebellious, in regards to book work. This has been a real struggle for me.
Books are my dearest friends.
Needless to say our ways have changed so much. Nothing like what I imagined in the beginning.
Today my son is meeting with a local small business owner who is open to an apprenticeship in welding. Mostly medic equipment – quite a few different opportunities for my son. How exciting is that!
I think sometimes we forget that all that school work doesn’t always apply. Everyone does not need to know everything. Learning is meant to be something that drives us, we are to be curious and seek it out for ourselves.
As every mama knows, we cannot force feed a child. If they are hungry they simply will not eat.
It is the same with our learning. We need to want it. We need to desire it.
Our kids can memorize facts and figures but if it doesn’t mean anything to them, it simply doesn’t matter.
I’m excited about this possibility. He is excited too!
This new way of doing things. Who knows where this will lead us.
I do know that the idea of an apprentice is something both of my boys are very excited about.
Dare I say this one with my oldest has inspired my youngest? He sees a need – He too is now reaching out to learn how to one day become an ice hockey coach.
I am so grateful to be a homeschool mama with this sort of freedom. Find your happy place. Get that passion, and then run with it as far as you are avle.. 😁