I got this from Hula who got this from Swampy. It sounded kind of fun so I went with what I am most familiar with right now!!
I am focusing on the pros and cons of homeschooling!
A-ALWAYS with me. My children, that is. This is both a pro and a con. Depending on my mood and theirs.
B-BIOLOGY. My most favorite subject in the world. The study of life. Love it. Also, BALANCING-homeschool is a balancing act of epic proportions!
C-COMPARISON. The first deadly sin of homeschool. You cannot compare yourself, your kids or your school to others. It will steal your CONTENTMENT.
D-DREAMS. I have them for myself. I have them for my children. I encourage my children to focus on the ones they have for themselves though, not mine for them. ( ;
E-EVANSVILLE. Best field trip city in our world. I won't say THE world because I KNOW there are better field trip cities. But Evansville is handy and we get to visit there for free sometimes, so it rates an E mention!
F-FRUGAL. I am slowly but surely teaching my children this lost art in an overly (and overtly) excessive consumerism society. This would be so much harder if they were not schooled at home.
G-GOVERNMENT. My second most favorite school subject. I am training my girls to be tuned in to the government. They actually get a lecture when they repeat my opinions. I don't want them to parrot my thoughts-I want them to think for themselves even if it is different than what I think. I may live to regret that!!
H-HOME. Of course. What is homeschool without the home. I am striving to learn what exactly makes a house a home so I can teach my kids!!
I-INFORMED, INDEPENDENT. The ultimate goal of our home education plan.
J-JESUS. I am so thankful we have Him in our school. I can't imagine leaving Him out of our day, our lives, and most importantly, our school.
K-KICKIN' MY BUTT. Everyday, the creativity, discipline and stamina required to do this kicks my butt. It is not for the weak-this IS hardball. But totally worth it. It also keeps me praying!!
L-LIBRARY. LAKE trips. LAZY days. LIP gloss. These are a few of our favorite things.
M-MESSY. This is a word I have become close intimate friends with. Sometimes you just have to embrace it.
N-NAG. A habit I finally got over with my husband and then restarted with my children. Good grief. I am trying to shake the monkey off my back again!!
O-OBSTINATE. All of us. Some days it takes all day just to get over this!!
P-PLAY. We get to. Sometimes we even learn while doing it.
Q-QUITTING. Sometimes I think about it. It usually passes QUICKLY.
R-RESPECT. Respecting one another is critical.
S-STAMINA. Can't say it enough. This is a marathon not a sprint.
T-TRAINING. For all of us. We have to keep a support network in place and keep informed. I never stop researching or comparing notes (in a good way) about what is out there, things that work and planning.
U-UNDERSTANDING. What hubby and I have to offer each other constantly. Sometimes we fail but not for lack of trying.
V-VACILLATING. What middle schoolers do alot of and it is maddening. Today I love this. Tomorrow I hate it. Love again. Wait, maybe thirty-something moms do this to. With curriculum.
W-WASHING CLOTHES. It is such a part of our life. I had to put it in but there were so many positives for "L" that I bumped it way down. (Some folks in these parts call it warshing clothes.)
X-XTRA PENCILS. You can really NEVER have too many. Our house apparently eats them three times a day.
Y-YAY. The feeling we have after we finish school. The girls even have a "done dance" they do sometimes when they are finished with schoolwork.
Z-ZIP IT. Something I say many times a day. Usually followed with, "I mean it. I won't hear that again without consequences!"
I could do a whole other round of letters but I won't because that was exhausting. Next time I'm going to do dirty words.
(Mud, trash, dust, soil-what did you think I meant??)