Someone told me on social media recently that they were celebrating six years home educating.
I know there are families who’ve been going a lot longer than this but just one – or any number of years – is an incredible achievement. Worth celebrating I’d say! Congratulations if you’ve come that far.
When you’re living the home educating life the days and events seem to drift on by in a daily bread sort of way with no particular benchmarks, so it’s easy to forget that what you’re doing is something to celebrate.
When we were tied up in school routines there were little regular achievements that marked the passing of time and events like grades or end of terms, which acted like benchmarks for celebration.
Although, as my faithful followers will know, I have no respect for test results and it was as much a feeling of relief as celebration when the end of a term came along. But there was no getting away from the fact that they brought the state of progress to our attention, marking either transitions or achievements. And this is something we can overlook when we home educate.
So it’s worth marking a date to celebrate in some way the mammoth achievement that home educating is. A year’s home education birthday is a great opportunity to do so. Have a cake. Congratulate yourself. Celebrate with friends.
When will you be celebrating yours? Do share your celebrations, what you celebrate and how, I’d love to hear.