As mentioned in a previous post, I am homeschooling Enu this semester. There are many reasons for this decision but the main reason is to spend more one on one time with her. It is challenging to spend enough one on one time with your children, and the more children you have the more challenging it is. Enu did not have a lot of nurturing time when she was a toddler/preschooler, she missed out on the afternoons with mom just hanging out.
So at age nine, she is now having her one on one time. Yesterday we went to COSI to explore the hands on science world. She played with lazors, pulled herself up with a pulley and learned about the moon and sun. Looking around I saw moms with toddlers, doing just as we were doing.
I hate the phrase “It isn’t fair”. Life isn’t fair. God didn’t promise us an easy or cushy life. But when it comes to my girls sometimes I do say it to God. This isn’t fair for my girls. Why God why? I know he understands my impertinence.
It is not fair that Enu missed out on her toddler experiences. So I am trying to give them to her now. Please don’t think I am saintly for doing this, it is extremely difficult at times to parent a nine-year old as one would a toddler. I fail often at being patient. I yell too much. I am her parent though and parents give their kids what they need even if it is not easy.
If I have any advice to other parents it is do not hesitate to give you child the environment they need. Even if it seems backward, even if it is not the situation you pictured when you thought of parenting. Who cares what everyone else says or suggests. Do what you need to do to make life work. I have learned this the hard way as I have been the one bulking at it for a long time.
Enough of the heavy. Here are some pics from our day.