We have officially decided to homeschool.
I have gone back and forth about whether or not I was making the right decision for our family. It seemed like every time I spoke to a homeschooling family or went to a homeschool conference I was completely convinced that I wanted to homeschool our children. Then I would talk to a public school parent or walk through a Catholic school with their classrooms full of beautiful crafts and kids all in uniforms and I would think...nope, we'll send our kids to school.
I wrote my pros and cons down, and all my cons of homeschooling had something in common. They all had to do with MY insecurities; will people think we are freaks? will my children be freaks? Truth is, we have been freaks from the beginning.
It started with natural childbirth, which lead to delayed vaccinations, cloth diapering, babywearing, not letting our children watch TV...and the list continues to go on.
I'm sure there are people who don't agree with some or all of our parenting decisions, but so far I think we have some pretty amazing children and I am excited to start our next journey as a family into freak-ness. Lets get ready to homeschool!