Monday, October 06, 2014

A sign of things to come

When Janine and I first started blogging, nine years ago, it seemed that a lot of the other homeschool bloggers were in a similar place in life.  Over the years a number of our favorite bloggers stopped blogging, or at least stopped blogging about homeschooling their children, as their children grew up and moved out.

We got a peak of this two years ago when our oldest enrolled in the local junior colleges.  But our homeschooling activity took a huge drop this year.  Our oldest daughter left in April to serve a mission for our church.  Then about six weeks ago our second daughter left home to attend a university hundreds of miles from us.

This year we have gone from having all four children around to only having two. Our 14-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son still keep us busy.

But this week we are down to one child.  Our youngest daughter has gone off to a homeschool youth conference.  She'll be back Friday, but the house sure is empty.

In general I think to be a successful parent means my children will be competent enough to move out and live on their own.  We want them to be successful, but we will miss them.

And at some point down the road we too will stop homeschooling.

1 comment:

Shirley said...

I started my homeschool journey 3 years ago and just want to thank you for your blog. You have a great perspective. Thank you for sharing!