The following is a post by contributor Kara Anderson of Quill and Camera.
“You are so lucky,” the woman said frowning. “My kids can barely be in a room together, and yours are best friends.
“Do you think it’s because you homeschool?”
Sure. She was seeing one of those adorable moments, when my son opened a package of two crackers and gave my daughter one without her even asking.
It was wonderful and sweet. I love those moments.
But maybe if I am being honest, I should tell you about the other moments, the ones I’m not so proud of, the ones that are also probably because of homeschooling, the ones where they pickpickpick, until one of them snaps, and a door gets slammed, a toy gets tossed, or feelings get hurt.
Yes. My children are the best of friends.
And sometimes, they drive each other up a wall.
Because they are together so very much.
They share our little space. They share friends. They share books and toys and Mom’s attention. Three years apart, they share a lot of interests too, which is great … until it isn’t.
It’s a double-edged sword of homeschooling for certain, and lately, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to helping my kids be happier homeschooling siblings.