I Homeschool, But I’m Not Super Human

I Homeschool But I'm Not Super Human

                        Do you see me among these superheroes? No? It’s because I’m not one.

Yup, that’s right. I don’t homeschool because I’m super human and homeschooling hasn’t given me super human patience either.

Maybe you’re reading this and thinking, well duh! You homeschool, you weren’t bitten by a radioactive spider. However, I’m writing this post today because I often get comments like, “I could never homeschool, I’m not xyz enough.” Usually patient, but sometimes other things as well.

But let me let you in on a little secret. I do not have some super patience skills. I am not some superhuman human or parent. No, I’m just an ordinary parent. I’m just like the rest of you. I have my parenting struggles. I have my bad days. My kids can be a handful and some days I feel like why go to the zoo when you already live in one.

Now, I don’t write this post to make you feel like you should be homeschooling, because I don’t believe that at all.* This is not to say that I don’t think that you could homeschool, just that I don’t feel like you have to homeschool if it’s not the right fit for you family.

I’m just writing this post because I don’t want to be put on some pedestal. For one, that’s an awful lot of pressure to put on myself and I don’t do well under those circumstances. For two, because I’m really much more ordinary than people think. For three, I don’t want people to think I’m someone I’m not.**

So, if I’m not superhuman, why do I homeschool anyways? Because it’s what Nick and I feel is best for our family. I find that all parents have the remarkable ability to do hard things when it’s what they feel best for their children. Parenting is a hard thing and every day, we all find ways to get through it and to raise humans who are pretty awesome. We put aside the things that we think limit us and do the hard things because we want our children to grow up to be decent human beings. We all do that, whether or not we homeschool.

So I’m not any better or any more because we homeschool. I haven’t been dosed with extra patience or born with extra arms (though that would be handy). I’m just an ordinary mom. And that’s perfectly okay with me.

Do you ever feel like you’ve been put on a pedestal because of something you do? Do you ever look at other moms and think they must be super human because of the things they manage to do that you don’t? 

*I feel like I’m always saying that another post is coming soon, but another post is coming soon on that subject. I just have a lot of ideas guys. 

**I don’t think you can really say for two and for three like that, but I said it anyway. 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Post a comment

CommentLuv badge