I decided to homeschool when my ex kicked me out…long story, but they wanted to medicate my second son. My dearest second and best hubby adopted my older 3 and he too was upset with the way the school undermined us trying to get him medicated, telling him he wasn’t allowed to check out books over 3rd grade level he was in 4th grade and reading Beowulf and Canterbury tales at home. He also read Shakespeare and the entire set of World Book Encyclopedia. Anyway, then they passed the no child left behind and my oldest was not doing his school work and they passed him anyway. That didn’t sit well, so we started homeschooling.
We added six kids and I often crochet when they are doing their math or reading aloud or listening to a bible study during class time. That gives me 4 hours a day. As kids got older i added chores to their assignments…yes weighted grade in their home ec/pe/health class.
My oldest is 26, father of 2 sweet babies and leaving for BT in August.
My second son works in hazardous tree removal
My daughter trained in digital media design and landed a decent position with matching 401K, eye/dental/health benefits and an HSA they are also going to pay for her to finish her degree.
The other 6 are still at home learning.
If I talk about them, I usually use an alias. But I mostly talk about my two cats Hercules and Gizmo.