If you have homeschooled for any length of time you have probably been met with many questions from family, friends and even well meaning people in the community. Questions ranging from socialization to how do you possibly teach that many kids. There are also well meaning people are a little more familiar with homeschooling but assume that all homeschooled children are grade levels ahead in every subject and never struggle.
Yesterday was the first day of spring and thought it is still a little cool outside, we know it is spring because it is also Eden's birthday and she reminds us that her birthday is on the first day of spring. Spring time in Georgia is one of my favorites, well except for the allergies and mosquitoes.
Many years ago we owned a commercial chicken farm. I could tell you many stories about raising 125,000 chickens at one time, but I will save that for another day. Our homeschool group recently went on a field trip to the Georgia State Poultry Lab.
This week started off with a trip to the orthodontist. Actually truth be told last week ended with a trip to the same office times four! Monday James started his adventure in orthodontics with a shiny set of top braces; complete with red rubber bands! It is hard to believe that he is 14 1/2 years old and the same height that I am.
People often ask my hubby and I if we grew up in large families or if we always wanted to have a lot of children. Each of us have one brother and while I have always wanted a large family, neither of us envisioned we would have a mega family of 15 children...not in our wildest dreams!