my little sunshine.
you spend so much time “sheltered” (or do you?) at home.
getting ready early in the morning to hop on a yellow bus isn’t your reality.
you don’t get to spend 7+ hours every day away from mommy and daddy to meet ‘new friends’ (the ‘ ‘ aren’t sarcasm btw. that’s your very own pretty saying love) and discover the learning that’s strictly packaged up for each and every child. (no matter their strengths & weaknesses…kmt)
but, you get love. personalized attention. breakfast in pajamas. “school” in less than 1/2 the time and loads of fun.
did i mention safety?
we learn, do, discover… in peace. without fear that your life has a high probability of being taken.
seeing the world through a dirty lens.
discovering life without culture.
or worse, perpetuating the lies.
those textbooks are tainted.
that curriculum wasn’t created to serve you. to honour you.
i won’t be teaching you to celebrate thanksgiving or columbus day
we won’t learn black history one month out of the year
we won’t chant the pledge of allegiance and you WILL learn all the stanzas
you’ll discover how our amendments weren’t created for people of colour.
your history isn’t meant to be an elective but a requirement
our nation is rooted and grounded in genocide, racism & corruption- to start. the very blood running through your veins built this country
and so, you’ll learn it. breathe it. memorise it.
and you’ll learn to live amongst it, but never stop battling against it.
i don’t have all the answers.
know-it-all mama doesn’t know it all.
i dont know how long i will be your educator
or how to be sure i don’t taint your studies with my own fears and misconceptions
but this i know
you have the right and power to grow your brain
you have the ability to make sound choices
be confident in your decisions
speak out or stay silent (i hope its a little of both)
i homeschool you because it’s my best effort
to protect you
to raise you well
to give you a world view like no other
being homeschooled isn’t any better than public or private education. but it is better for us. right now. in this season.
and im grateful God has given me the task and privilege to be your teacher.
(did i ever tell you i switched majors in college? i switched to teaching and well… switched right back because your mama wasn’t trying to pay more money to take classes in the summer and play catch up! & after working as an intern, i was sure i didn’t want to teach young children 😅 ha! here i am anyway!
you’ll learn to love God’s humour too)
lol did I seriously need parenthesis for that paragraph?! oh well