I think many of us enter into homeschooling with this wonderful vision in mind of how it will go. We set up our workspaces to the best of our ability, dreaming of workbooks and globes and vast libraries.
In reality, our work area often looks more like this:
We dream of having deep and meaningful conversations with our children, who will be eager students.
In reality, our conversations are more often about Ironman and Aquapods.
I just repeating Proverbs 22:6 to myself – Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.
We are an example to our children in the mundane, the everyday. They are watching. Do we turn to Jesus? Do we talk about Him, do we talk to Him, do we read His Word? We grow God’s kingdom not by leaps and bounds, but inch by inch…
These are the commands, decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life… Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:1-9