31 October 2007

The Best Part of Homeschooling

There are a lot of things I like about keeping my kids at home - but I would have to say that the absolute best part is relationships. I got out of the shower this morning and came down the hallway to find the above scene....three siblings all snuggled up in one bed, talking and laughing, and squealing because somebody allegedly put a cold foot on somebody else. The moments like this when I know we gave our kids the best opportunity to build family are the times when you know every pinched penny, late night, odd jobs, etc. were all worth it. They've always done this, as you'll note from the picture at the bottom of this post - but I never thought they'd still be doing it at 16, 14, and 10. I am so happy that they still love to snuggle with each other!


  1. I love moments like that. It makes it all worthwhile.

  2. So sweet! If that's not framed and on display, it should be!

  3. What sweet pictures. I have enjoyed catching up on all your posts now that my eyes are working better! The pumpkin butter sounds really good, and I agree with the whole microwave thing.

  4. Julie, this is one of the best posts! I can so relate to those precious moments of bonding. It makes all the rough times seem like nothing. =)

  5. Thanks for the recipe link!

    Oh, and I just had to comment on this post. That is so sweet! My kids are 3,2, and 1, and to read this and see the pictures made me weep in hopes that this will be a common scene in our home in 10-15 years!!

  6. You know I agree. The best thing about homeschooling was the siblings being close.


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