Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Cruisin' down the Homeschooling Superhighway

Jennifer, at As Cozy as Spring was looking for ways to reassure her husband (and herself) that she was actually spending enough time doing school work with their daughter. He was thinking that perhaps "school" should take from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

I put it this way:

Tell your husband to compare it to driving down the freeway at rush hour vs. off hours -- you reach your destination so much more quickly without all that added traffic.

One of the beauties of homeschooling is that we get to do so much in the "off hours" ... and traveling can be so much more pleasant that way, can't it?


  1. Thank you, that is a perfect analogy. DH (and I) have the same concerns, although I am better at silencing that beast than he is.


  2. Another angle to consider is that all that informal stuff - field trips and library visits and extracurriculars and reading fun stories and such are very important parts of a child's education. It's not to say that the formal part is unimportant, it's just that we (in our society today) tend to think of education as only the formal part. I think the informal parts support the formal work and tend to make it easier and more delightful - particularly if it isn't overdone in quantity! :)

  3. That analogy you used was so awesome! I'm going to remember this the next time someone wonders how I could finish "school" so quickly.

  4. I am sure Im spending enough time. I never doubt it but hubby who is gone to work all day doesnt see the school work we do so he is always questioning. Sometimes I feel like putting a video camera in the room so he cans see we are actually doing it! LOL