So I was sitting at my daughter's desk last night listening to her teacher tell me how her days go and it made me feel weird. She has this whole life that I am not a part of, have no say over, and have no idea what she is even studying in Math etc. I mean, I am as involved as a parent can be. PTO, volunteer, Art Masterpeice...blah, blah. I talk to her everyday about school and friends etc.
It just made me feel weird as I went through her desk and realized that at age five I turned her over to the system and haven't really thought about what kind of effect that could have. Is five years of mother's influence all we really get? Cause now I really only see her for a couple of hours a day amidst playtime, homework, and dinner prep and clean up.
I did not like that feeling. I am starting to really think that maybe homeschooling for a few years could be beneficial? I know there is a stigma that follows homeschoolers but from what I see in the kids it produces nowadays I can't say that I wouldn't want my child to be like that...
It seems like it has come a long way since the days of being couped up in the house with only mom and siblings to play with. I wonder if I am missing a tremendous opportunity to hang with a really cool girl! I wonder if she is missing out on a tremendous opportunity to hang with a really cool mom!
I don't really know but I am going to start doing more questioning of things instead of just going along with whatever society is saying is the normal thing cause I really think that having a few extra years to teach them and prepare them for what they are undoubtedly going to come across in life can't be bad and let's face it "Society" seems to be getting it quite wrong these days!
"Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality."
- Beatrix Potter
- Beatrix Potter
I am curious about what ye think... what think thee?