It’s late. I’m too tired to come up with a better title!
Since my husband is behind bars, he’s unable to be a participant in our schooling.
However, he is still the head of our home and I want him to feel like he’s a part of this.
To make sure he’s part of all this first and foremost, we pray together about school.
He told me today that his Bible study group prayed for me and homeschooling last night. To hear my husband say he prayed for me is something I’ve waited for for many years.
I run decisions by him. Earlier this year when I was stressing over the start of homeschooling, I told him maybe we should send our son to school.
He reminded me that homeschooling was our plan long before we had a child. His quiet background support in this decision to continue with our plans strengthens me in my resolve.
I print out the report from Homeschool Tracker every couple weeks and send him everything we’ve been doing. He comments on things to me and it reminds me to tell him this or that.
He makes worksheets for our son. Letters to copy. Simple math problems.
Then our son does the pages and we send them to daddy to get graded. Daddy sends them back with 100% and big smiles drawn on the pages.
Then the child made up a math sheet for dad and gave him a grade of 0% and much giggling. (Poor daddy!)
I tell him the books we’re reading. He tells me ideas he reads in books or magazines.
So it’s not ideal. Not by a long shot. And yet we’re making it work. I’m involving him. He’s taking his role as head of the family seriously. And our son is learning and being loved.
A winning proposition I do believe.