No More Homeschool Mom?

I just finished submitting the online form required of homeschooling parents here in Wisconsin…..for the last time.

Our youngest child turns 18 next spring. According to Wisconsin law, we can legally stop educating him after that semester, whether or not he graduates.

Of course, he’s not done learning (is anyone, really?) and we’ll continue to work with him as we always have. But it’s a strange feeling to think that we’ll no longer be officially homeschooling after this school year.

I’ve been teaching my kids for well over 20 years; 27 years this month, to be precise, if homeschooling begins at birth. It’s really hard to think of myself as anything but a homeschooling mom. I guess I’ll have to start adjusting that view.

4 thoughts on “No More Homeschool Mom?

  1. I’m sniffling for you, Barb and yet, at the same time, rejoicing for the new season of life that God is bringing you into. Me? I have another 10 years of homeschooling ahead of me 😐

  2. I hear you, Barbara. We don’t have to fill out forms in IL (as you well know), but our guys are hitting the compulsory attendance age limit next year, and it’s a bit of a shock.
    I don’t know how to think of myself as anything but a homeschooler either. But we’ll be moving on, busy with great ‘stuff’, enjoying all that lifelong real learnin’.

  3. Carol, you’re doing the most important job on earth.

    Yep, Susan, it is something of a shock. But I don’t think day-to-day life will change much because we’ll still be teaching him.

    Thanks, Margaret….just have to look at things a little differently, I guess 🙂

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