we've come to a decision
I bet you can tell about what... Yes, we've prayerfully decided to homeschool the boys next year. We are both very excited about trying this out although we both realize there will be some very challenging moments ahead. This is not a long-term decision.... I think I would must rather sign up for just one year at a time. But for right now for our family, we believe this will be a good thing.
I have looked through a multitude of catalogs, read as many books as I could pick up at the library, and talked to several friends who homeschool both locally and not. What a blessing to be able to have access to so much great information. I am really excited about the plethora of homeschooling families and co-ops in this area and will definitely be looking to plug-in as best as I can. We have not made final decisions about which curriculum, but some great friends have let me go through what they're using and that's been so helpful. Unfortunately, none of the local stores carry homeschool textbooks anymore and the MN homeschooling conference is about 4 hours away, so I won't get to go through as many as I would like, but I'm sure you could never get through all of them anyway. At this point, I will be cherry picking from several catalogs and mixing up the levels. The twins will be starting Kindergarten and Nathaniel will be somewhere between 1st and 2nd grade. I love looking through all the catalogs. Who ever knew there was so much you could teach wee ones?
At some point next year, I know I will need to come back and revisit this post and remind myself that I chose this option, and I really did think it was a good idea.