When I first began dreaming of homeschooling, I had this luxurious idea of my kids and I huddled around a sunlit table, pouring over books and performing perfect little experiments together while the birds chirped outside and the flowers outside garden window smiled at me.
Do you SEE that sunshine? Ah, now I look back at this photo and just LAUGH. I thought I had it all together back then.
You see, the seasons of life have a way of changing.
Not long after receiving our Celiac disease diagnoses (yes, plural), my kids began receiving Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Physical Therapy every week. We spent at least 6 hours a week shuttling back and forth for these [medically necessary] events. And this didn’t include doctor visits, grocery shopping, library trips, playdates, or homeschool co-ops.
AH! I thought I was going crazy!
I quickly learned the value of Car Schooling — that is, taking homeschooling on the road.