So......we did it. We finished our second year of homeschooling!
It's funny though, considering the amount of doubts and anxieties I had at the start of the year, to look back at it and say, "we had a really great year!"
Undoubtedly the three months of travelling and seeing some amazing new places definitely helped the year go a whole lot faster, but I also think that it really balanced out all the book work that we crammed in around the trip.
Their journals of the trip will always be a source of great amusement for all of us!
I have also seen Ellie and Harri's individual strengths become obvious - completely different areas - but as everything they do is almost opposite, I am not completely surprised.
Nev has taken over a lot of the homeschooling responsibilities in the last weeks while I have been working, and the kids have loved having a whole new lot of resources and activities, not to mention a fun, patient teacher!
For the last week or so, Nev and Harri have been hard at work on their very first Lego movie, and I think they have a great future (heh heh) - check it out - it's called Why did the Lego man cross the road?
But I also realise that as they get older and require more stimulus than I can give them
(see obvious faults as mentioned before) that perhaps I am not the best person to teach them either.
This is where I have to put my children completely in God's hands and ask for protection for them and trust Him that He will do it.
I'm not very good at letting go.