But (shhhhh) the biggest advantage of this experiment so far? I feel connected with my son.
I lifted that line from Rick Riordan’s blog (http://rickriordan.blogspot.com/2006/09/great-home-school-experiment.html). He’s “experimenting” with homeschooling this year to educate his oldest son. This line speaks to me. Connecting with my kids was NOT a fundamental reason I began homeschooling. I had more noble, more ambitious, more idealistic, less personal reasons, like giving them a more excellent academic opportunity and grounding their faith and knowledge in the Bible.
But over time, it has become more life altering and earth shattering for me. I am connected to my kids. What greater success in this life can I ever claim?