“You Not Them”
This is a concept of homeschooling I learned from Oliver DeMille who is the author and founder of the homeschool movement called: A THOMAS JEFFERSON EDUCATION
I’m not going to get into all of it in this post, but, had I been able to stay home full time and home school, it was my guiding philosophy.
This concept of “You, Not Them” on a basic level said I needed to focus on my education before the kids. They need to see me learning.
As I grow as a life long learner I am realizing more and more how true this is. My children are basically grown and responsible for their own schooling. If you are a regular reader you know my older 2 bugs chose to attend high school a year ago and my youngest bug is homeschooled, but uses an online service (time 4 learning) I have very little to do with their schooling. Not the way I wanted it, but it is what it is.
Back to me, not them… My rotator cuff repair surgery was a chance to focus on myself. It sounds selfish, but I can’t take care of my family if I don’t take care of myself. I think God was sending me a message.
One of the books I have been wanting to read is Pride and Prejudice. Don’t get excited. I cheated. I watched the mini series on Netflix. It was fantastic. I’m so thankful I had time to reset my life and my priorities.