“Have you ever thought about doing a talk about home education?” my friend asked.
I think I may have snorted derision! Not the kindest thing to do.
“Are you joking?” I responded. “It’s taken me all this while to emerge from my writing cupboard and publish stuff, there’s no way I’d manage an audience”.
How I ever spawned a performer as a daughter I’ll never know. It’s alright for her but…
“But you have so much to say” she persisted.
“Yea, but chatting one to one is different. I could gab on about home education forever when people are truly interested, and it’s different one to one, isn’t it? A talk is just not for me”
I retreated to the back of the cupboard again and we changed the subject.
But once the seed of an idea is thought there’s no un-thinking it is there! And even writers get bored of writing stuff all the time.
There’s so much to say and do to help raise awareness of this option of educating, I argued with my cupboard myself, so many who might just stumble here in desperate need of something different to school. Being quiet about it doesn’t help them!
Steven Hawkins says that it is often the quietest people who have the loudest minds. And sometimes my mind is so loud and random that the written word can be too slow for getting it all out. And maybe I could just give it a go and talk to an empty room.
It’s a start.
It’s not perfect, I make some mistakes, but like with educating it doesn’t matter because I’m learning from them, like children do. And anyway, you don’t have to be perfect to successfully home educate.
And as part of this Monday series for those fairly new to home schooling the question I’m asking is;
If you watch it, you’ll see why you can.