SorrelZG Posted September 8, 2012 Share Posted September 8, 2012 Let me start by saying, school is fine. I could use more "get up and go" but I don't expect to find that in a book (or could I?). And yet .. I'm highly distracted by all the options I'm not choosing (today) - and I'm mostly not talking about the forum but my own bookshelves. So many methods, so many styles, so many guides and how-tos and schedules and books and subjects. Due to an upcoming big move, I've been paring down books and some of this process has been painless and liberating, some I've had to get rid of the way one takes off a band-aid, but some are like leeches and others have me bedazzled. For instance, I have no desire for a grammar program for my six year old who is already getting plenty of grammar from his Latin and writing to satisfy us both but I can't get rid of First Language Lessons or R&S English 2. They are both irresistibly beautiful to me in their own ways. How utterly absurd is that?! I've taken to hiding books from myself in an attempt to have my cake and eat it too. I always end up wanting (however briefly) to use them again at which point I'm glad I didn't get rid of them but I'm still ultimately vexed by having my hands full of options but only having time to really do one well but never able to make that commitment. The ghost of What If..? haunts me. What if I don't read up thoroughly on every method available and then miss something key to my child's joy in growing up and success as an adult? Sure, we're content. But what if it's only because we're ignorant? What if I get rid of something and then find myself in a situation where I can't afford to get it back but have realized it was the greatest thing that ever happened to me and I blew it because I didn't recognize it at the time? Meanwhile, suitcases are limited, postage (with necessary insurance) is expensive and The Book Depository doesn't ship where we're headed. I have several verses of scripture popping into my head related to anxiety and trust but I need someone to toss cold water on my head and speak sense into it .. just walk me through this. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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