Wednesday, November 14, 2007

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Her Royal Highness Lara the Apocalyptic of Bow under Bumpstead
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

I have no pictures for you today. Just another silly blog thing.

I'm thinking about quitting the blogging. Life has been too challenging lately. Too much to do, not enough time. I may keep to this once a week thing, but I just don't know if it's worth it.

I have been knitting. I finished my Tangled Yoke Cardigan and I started my Mr.
Greenjeans. The body is done and half of one sleeve. I made a little progress on my Secret of the Stole last night.

Is life really supposed to be this hard? Please tell me your life is hard. :p I'm working on ways to make things easier on myself. That's not something I'm very good at. I tend to make things hard on myself . Even in my hobbies, I pick the most complicated thing and say, "I want to do that!"

Kind of like homeschooling four kids. I'm glad I'm homeschooling them. I know I made the right choice. I also know I'll be making a good choice if I put them in regular schools next school year. (This will only happen if we move.) I'm just irritated that I know lots of people are watching and when I do that they're going to say, "Oh, I knew it wouldn't last." Like they're waiting for us to fail. I don't want to care what they think, and I don't really. What other people think will have absolutely no bearing on how I choose to educate my children. I'm just annoyed that so many seem to think homeschooling is ridiculous or just too hard. Yes, it's hard. No, it's not the only choice, or the best choice for everyone or every child. But it is the best choice for us for our current situation. If we decide something else is the best choice when things have changed, it's our business, and no one
else's. The kids are getting a good education, and they are well-rounded. They're not going to become criminals or social outcasts because they are being homeschooled. Wonderful things are happening in our family because of homeschooling. And it's hard. Just because it's hard doesn't mean it shouldn't be done.


~Velda said...

Lara, my life is hard. I go and go and go. I never stop. I multi task. I have 4 kids and a husband. I have friends who I try to keep in contact with each day and sometimes fail miserably at, I am an emotional mess most days and hide it behind a smile. Life is CRAZY and life is BUSY. But, that's life. I'd miss you, please don't go. Once a week (even once a month!) is better than nothing at all. Besides, who's socks would I look at and I JUST started my THIRD Scarf! You inspire me with your socks. No I have no idea how socks inspire scarves but they do. As for the homeschooling, check out my real life friend who homeschools her 5 kids --

J. Denae said...

Hi Lara! Wow, I wish I could relate, but my life is like cake! Squishy and sweet! (Not).
I'm sorry you feel so much pressure from other people about the home school thing. I don't know why is is apparently so threatening to other people. It's not like you're a home school advocate... you're just doing what is best for your kids right now. I know the house issues have been hard on you as well - let me know if you need anything and know that I am aways on your side!!
Love you!

Stefaneener said...

Oh my gosh. Do you never read my blog? No, of course you can't because I never blog because my life is INSANE.

You should so clearly email me or visit or something. You'd feel tons better, really.

Karen said...

Ok... to whoever is giving Lara grief for homeschooling, KNOCK IT OFF! When you have the perfect life with the perfect family, then you can cast stones... until then stop being jealous of the fact that Lara is smart enough, and brave enough and loves her children enough to want was is best for THEM. She doesn't care that you send your kids to school or not. You shouldn't care whether she homeschools or not. Just leave her alone.

There, hope that helps some... if people don't stop messing with you, poke them with a knitting needle. ;)

I am proud of you for the choice you made because I know it wasn't easy. And life isn't easy... if it was, it wouldn't be worth anything.


Anonymous said...

As Rick Springfield would say (I am probably the only one you know that goes around quoting him!)

"Nothing that matters comes easy, and nothing that comes easy ever really matters"

Keep blogging, keep doing a great job with your kids and try to enjoy every moment!

Teresa said...

I loved being homsechooled. It gave me the opportunity to go to college at age 16 and finish by 21, when most are just getting their second year done. You made the right choice and don't let other people make you feel bad. Your the mom and you know what's best.