My educational history is...interesting. I am a kindergarten drop-out. (We moved across the country mid-year). I went to public school for 5th grade and half of 3rd grade. I was homeschooled the rest...including two years of 6th grade since we kind of didn't do anything one year. I went to private school 7th-12th and to college for 5 years, but still don't have a degree*. The one year of homeschooling when we ended up not doing much was largely due to my mom trying out a new curriculum...or lack of curriculum. It was the put-it-together-yourself type. The rest of my homeschooled years were done with Calvert which I loved! (Though I do remember hating Composition and crying over Arithmetic!) I always got in trouble for reading ahead in my history and storybooks...I didn't mean to. I just forgot to stop at the ends of chapters, ya know?
I've got a 3 year old and a 3 month old. I have trouble keeping up with my dishes and laundry, not to mention trying to pull together a homeschool curriculum! Even a preschool one. Back when I was doing Calvert, they didn't have a preschool curriculum, but they do now. And it'll be arriving at my house within a week! I'm so excited!
Miss M has been begging to "learn school" every day. She flies through preschool workbooks (even when I make her "review" pages she's already done so that she ends up doing everything two or three times). I was planning to order a curriculum for her this fall, but hubby and I decided not to wait just for the sake of waiting. She's got excellent fine motor skills for her age, so why not just get on with it? I don't know if we'll finish in a year...or more...or less. We'll go at our own pace, but at least I'll have something to keep her busy an hour or two during the day.
This is going to be fun!
*It's kind of hard to graduate when they require certain upper-level classes, then schedule them once every two years at the same day and time as each other! You'd almost think they don't want their students to graduate.