If there’s one thing I’ve learned about homeschooling over the years, it’s this….homeschooling is so much more than the lessons, the worksheets, and even the books our children read.
It’s more than schedules. It’s more than writing. It’s more than the structure.
There’s a part of life that can’t be learned through books, through instruction, or through a checklist of do’s and don’ts for the day.
Sometimes it’s about life. Sometimes it’s about letting them get muddy.
Because it’s in these moments relationships are knitted together.
Laughter fills the air, and hearts meet on common ground.
Because in these moments discoveries are made, and experiences are burned deep within the soul.
The expanse of the world soaks into the inner most parts of the heart, and they yearn for more. More to experience outside our four walls, more to discover, and more to learn.
Because tiny creatures find a safe place within little hands.
Because those little hands begin to learn to love, and care for more than just themselves.
Because weeds turn into precious gifts.
And then waves of joy, peace, and wonder wash over us.
Hearts delight, and memories are sewn together.
Something special happens when the children get muddy. Something magical appears in the midst of the grime. And maybe, just maybe, the real learning begins.
Because when siblings enjoy each other, when children desire to treat tiny creatures with care, and when new lessons are learned a mama’s heart smiles.
Just let them get muddy, mom. Just let them get muddy.