As some of you know this past year I home schooled .. First time ever.
I did not get gray hairs,don’t get me wrong… I sometimes felt I was going to. 😉
I came across this video on YouTube I thought was rather funny.
It made me laugh thinking of all the times and random people whom I have never met yet came up to me in the past year I have had to “explain” myself too.
My gosh!! My children are still so young and here they were asking me how I felt capable? Seriously? If you don’t feel capable to teach your own children I’m just curious how you plan to raise your children?? Public school or home schooled?
I’ll admit that I do like a good confrontation every now and then, but I was just amazed at some of the mean comments human beings can put out towards a young mother who wants to attempt another route .. Its been rude, hurtful, and sad to see how some people view me.
Maybe, Just maybe when I was a teenager this would have made me change my mind.. Follow the crowd. Stop what I was doing and just go with the flow. Thankfully for my children I’m not that person.I refuse to be a person that changes like the wind. A person who cant stand on her own two feet.
I have three boys at home, and one I pray home daily. That would be a total of four. Yes four. We want more children too. Am I insane? No. Its just where our hearts are. Not everyone has that same heart. Nor should they. No need to judge tho. It’s not our job to do that. I can’t take and mold you, so please don’t take and mold me.
Some parents are good with one child, some two, some three, four, five, six. Who are we to say how many children someone ought to have? Everybody has a different life and style. I will tell you right now .. If my husband didn’t support me, or if I was a full time working outside of the house mother, or if my husband was in Iraq or if I was a single mother.. I would most likely live in other ways and forms of teaching may be very different. We did not all come from the same mold and form. I will never be you, you will never be me. I am not perfect, I am not always going to wear the clothes you think I should, I’m not going to say the words you want me to say. I’m a sinner, but at least I know who I am.
To all the lovely people in the past year who have tried to rain on a parade they were not invited to, to the ones who emailed me to tell me that I failed in one way or another, to the ones who came up to me at the grocery stores questioning my sanity and feeling compelled to tell me I had my “hands full”, to the librarians who don’t need to say anything, your looks say it all, to the ones at the parks who ask why my 6 year old is not in “real school”, to the people that ask me what my “real job” is .. Thank you all for your lovely thoughts and words.. I took them all with a grain of salt and it made me a better person. I hope that’s what your intentions were in the first place 😉
P.S. -I am not Michelle Duggar .. Watch the show.. she has more kids, longer hair, longer skirts *and she is way nicer than I am* trust me
I’m trying my best.. I’m not perfect.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
“O be careful little mouth what you say
O be careful little mouth what you say”
Watch Out World .. This mommy is raising leaders