When we first decided to bring our children home for school, I was adamant about having them all in the same place. I wanted them to be immersed in Christian education, specifically Lutheran education. When we moved though, and a Lutheran school was a possibility for our family, we decided to give our children a choice. They could either attend one of the local Lutheran schools, (We LOVE Lutheran schools!) or they could home school (Who knew? We also LOVE home schooling!)
So, for at least the next year we will be stuck in this strange state of…perfection, insanity, divisiveness, bliss, living between two worlds. I can hear my fellow Lutheran school teachers cheering at this opportunity. They’re right. I can also hear my fellow home schooling moms questioning whether this is what’s really best for my children. They are right too. I used to roll my eyes a bit when I would hear stories of parents putting their children in a variety of school settings, a couple years here, a few years there, thinking that that couldn’t possibly be good for them. Yet here we are, (and yes, we did move, so our hands were forced a bit) doing the same thing. It appears on the surface that perhaps we get to experience the best of both worlds. I certainly pray that that is true.
Tell me about your children’s school(s). Do you also live in a house divided?