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Homeschooling-the Magnificent waste of time

I have been on a reflective mode recently , so I thought I will share this beautiful quote from ” A Gracious Space ” by Julie Bogart:

 “To feel groovy , you have to let yourself move slowly , savour , find a rhythm and stick to it , meander.

Home education is a trip on side streets . It’s the wasted time of sleeping in and running late. It’s The long straggly gaggle of children , strollers making their way across a crowded , dangerous parking lot to a museum . Inside , an hour spent looking at three paintings is plenty .

Home education means charging forward with new materials and slogging slowly through old, comfortable ones . Homeschool means that when a child begs to be read the next chapter , we do even if it means staying up a little later …

No one wants to stop reading poetry … so some days you don’t stop , it’s wonderfully okay . When the sun comes out after its long absence , kicking a football in the backyard is on task and feels right . No one misses the phonics workbook that day yet everyone knows it’s not gone forever. Just for today – this one glorious day of nothing but sunshine .

Homeschooling is a magnificent waste of time – it refuses to be boxed into systems, schedules and requirements . It’s the long , lazy loving look at learning through the eyes of Children. It takes time – time you don’t have , time you are not used to spending in all your adult hurry . Give in . Let go ❤️ “


Published by ivushka1985

I am a Bulgarian Muslim Home schooling Mama of 5, married to a a British Bangladeshi , residing in the South West of England. I blog about our home schooling adventures, travels, the ups and downs of motherhood , parenting books and children's book reviews.

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