Read Chapter 19 “The Date and Other Things on My Mind”
May 24th, 2019
Since I didn’t have much time to plan our homeschooling curriculum and couldn’t get prepared as well as I would like, I decided to focus mainly on doing various projects with the girls. Last-minute (that seems to be my mantra of lately) I signed up my girls to arts and crafts classes, as well as coding and animation. All take place once a week and luckily in the same centre. Both of them like coding and coming up with different ideas and creative solutions to human problems. I’ve always encouraged their entrepreneur artistic nature.
The girls’ previous school wasn’t that keen on field trips (London is a mecca for field trips that one can take – so many places to visit and most of that for free!), so we decided that our other focus for this term would be learning about all London attractions. Of course, we have a few books to read together and a vast list of documentaries to watch. As you can see, the plan is simple and easy to follow.
I guess having a child-led education for a while won’t harm them. Hopefully, it will open their minds and teach them how to research, look for information, find what they need, and most importantly follow their passion.
The girls understand perfectly well that once we are done with schooling, I need to dive into work. I’ve been getting small jobs consistently for the past month, which makes me not only happy but also my confidence levels go up a notch each time I have a new assignment. To be honest, I didn’t know how I was going to pull this off, even IF I was going to pull anything off. It’s hard to believe in yourself and your abilities after years of sitting on the sidelines.
I’m still trying to figure out what would be and could be the best for the girls and me in the long run. It’s not an easy decision. On the one hand, all my adult life has been spent in London; on the other hand, the political ugliness and how the country is turning out at the moment isn’t something I want my girls to be a part of.
If I could figure out how to make everything work for us?!