Sometimes you read something that you think oh my goodness I could of wrote that, well this is one of those times, as a homeschooler it sickens and angers me when I hear other parents moaning about the school holidays, whinging a few minutes after picking up their children from school, not appreciating they are blessed and luck to have been given the opportunity to become parents. So when I read Julia's blog post I had to share it, I completely agree 100% with everything she says in it.
This is to introduce you to her post:
"I am absolutely sick and oh so very tired of hearing negative remarks about children and young people.
Every school holiday I hear numerous parents openly telling their children that they can't wait until the schools return so they can get some peace and quiet. I switch on the radio to hear the DJ saying that she "hopes the children aren't driving you too mad" and "Don't worry, just a few more days to put up with the children before the schools return - the end of the nightmare is nigh."
Why is this OK?
I have lost count of the number of negative connotations aimed towards my children when I have been in their presence. I've had supermarket cashiers suggesting that I will be "relieved when the children go back to school" - despite those children just standing at my side causing me no stress or worry whatsoever, often these very same 'nuisance children' are even helping me to pack the shopping into bags and I'm thankful for their presence"
To carry on reading the full article go to her blog Classroom free