Luddite Lass wrote a lovely post about reading and education that really inspired me.
We are very passionate about reading and expanding the minds of our little ones. DH has a general knowledge that blows my mind on a regular basis. He knows about everything from Greek Gods to Mathematics. He never forgets a name or a story line. I refuse point blank to play knowledge board games against him!
Looking at his parents, and specifically his father, I know where this thirst for knowledge comes from and I am so very grateful! he was a ‘laatlammetjie’, so he spent many holidays with his parents with only books as companions.
Lately we have been spending a lot of time thinking about school options for our 3 children and we debate it a lot at home.
Should we put them in mainstream in a very nice primary school in our area?
Should we put them in the Montessori primary school, just to continue where they are now?
Should we eat bread for 12 years and put them in a private school?
Do we put them in Afrikaans or English schools? (Our home language is Afrikaans)
Do we send them away to boarding schools when they are bigger to make sure they get a really good education? (HELL NO)
We all want the best for our children and most of us will never be able to afford posh schools, but I also do think that so much of what our children learn comes from us and the example that we set.
Now I’m going to dash home and hide all my Nora Roberts novels…