Updated: Sep 4, 2020
One day, years from now, we will be known as the parents of the pandemic. We are living through history right now! If you read nothing else but this, let it be known that YOU ARE DOING GREAT.
The last few months have been hard for so many reasons. One of the most popular topics right now is back to school. Parents all over the US are struggling with which decision is right for them. I went through that too.
Thankfully, homeschool has always been an option for us. Being a former teacher I knew that I wanted to give it a try - that is if I was ever brave enough. COVID gave me that push I needed to trust myself and take the leap. We decided that it would benefit our kids more if we could have the flexibility of learning at our own pace with less screen time. Giovanni particularly needs to move his body a lot! I also need to be on the go or else I can get easily irritated. After teaching in the Montessori environment, I have looked at school differently. I love following the child and their interests and homeschooling will give us that luxury.
I know in my heart that this was the right choice for us. I am still working hard tweaking our plan and trying to find our balance. I am sure we will mess up a ton and start new. Just know that whatever you decide for your family, will be great. We are the parents of the pandemic and nothing can stop us!