Not long ago I wrote about what Kallista at the age of 5 loves about homeschooling. Today it’s Tristan’s turn, He’s carefully written down the top 10 things he loves about homeschool as an 8-year-old.
What I Love About Homeschooling:
- I get to play.
- My work is funner.
- I eat healthier.
- I can see my family more.
- I can have brekfeste with Daddy.
- I can see my sister!!
- I can have pammy days!!! (pammy=pajama, it’s one of those toddler words that’s stuck around)
- I get fresh soup.
- I get homemade bread!
- I get fresh froot.
Boy, oh, boy – how can you tell Tristan’s life revolves around mealtimes? Yes, learning what time meals and snacks were is how he learned to tell the time! I am happy that he enjoys healthy, homemade meals so much. Good thing I have some soup and bread planned for Monday, I like to stay on his good side (wink).
It warms my heart that Tristan has chosen spending time with his family as one of his favourite things; especially his little sister. It saddens me to know that families who must use daycare have children who won’t see each other all day long. Different classes at school, as well as daycares held by legislation that children must be broken up by age into different rooms.
Although I haven’t looked after siblings as a registered childminder, it’s one of the things that drew me to it; the family element and having children spend time together with brothers and sisters to strengthen the family bond.
I see that we need to do a spelling lesson for a few of the words Tristan used, but he did everything himself and his penmanship has improved so much over the past few months, that I’m happy with his work. And those little quirks like ‘pammy’ will be lovely to look back on as they conjur up memories when he reads this 10 years from now as an adult (NO – that can’t be right – that’s too soon!!!!)
Let’s try to live well now and cherish our time together and not focus too much on what may lie ahead. I know that family is important to Tristan (as is eating in his pajamas) so I will accommodate this when I can. Learning doesn’t have to be done in a stuffy uniform that’s uncomfortable and doesn’t fit well. Let’s learn while we’re comfortable; in our pjs and cuddled up together reading books and learning about life in the wider world.
If you’d like a copy of the printable Tristan used, you can get to the download link by clicking the graphic below:
What do your kids like about the homeschooling life? We’d love to hear from other families! Leave your favourites in the comments below.