Homeschooling usually includes a fair amount of noise, hustle, bustle, and energy. Most of the time, especially with a preschooler in the midst, someone is talking, playing nearby, or asking questions. This isn’t a bad thing, it just is. Every once in a while, everyone is so focused the spirit of learning is felt. Today there was one such rare moment. In that brief moment, there was a deep sense of peace, learning, love, and comfortableness. We were all together and yet we were all engaged. I was so grateful that my camera sat upon my desk and I could capture each child in that moment before it changed.
I was looking at an upcoming product that our family will be reviewing and each of the children were working on something. Then, all of a sudden, the room was SILENT. I looked up to see what was happening and I noticed that every one of my children was deeply engaged in their activity.
Pumpkin Pie was working on copy work for Zoology. She was analyzing the letters. A few moments later she asked me why the book author formed a letter the way she did rather than the way I have taught.
It was very brief, but it was one of those whisperings that spoke to me- “This is why you homeschool.”
The next few minutes got louder and louder, especially because Strawberry began to sing louder and louder… activities were completed… and it was time for lunch.