Good luck, Jo! When I was working and suggested such a blasphemous thing, I was met with shock and resentment. I really hope your employer considers your plan!
Plady - I was like that too, when DD1 was a babe. As she grew, I realized her learning style was not one that was conducive to me teaching her. For some reason, she seems to absorb information better from others. I'm also not consistent enough. I suppose, if I was homeschooling, I would come up with some sort of schedule (if I unschooled, I doubt she would learn anything of academic value!), but it would take a large effort.
On homework - I was honestly SHOCKED at how much homework Katie had last yer (1st grade). After spending over 6 hours in school (plus travel time to and from), she would have about 45 minutes (minimum) of homework. Sometimes (if it was a tough subject for her), it could stretch out to hours of work.
It was just overwhelming for her. I think her teacher sucked, though.
I'm a little concerned this year. She goes to a new school, that is an alternative type of curriculum and organization. It's a multi age classroom (which I think will be great for my visual spatial learner), and they actually admit that there are different learning styles! So, I have my fingers crossed for her. She is reading and writing beautifully. She started last year well below her grade level, and is now reading quite a bit above her grade level.
The thing that I worry about is the math. She has struggled with that consistently. Honestly, I think she knows it better than she demonstrates, but, for some reason, it really costs her something to give me answers. I'm just worried that she doesn't have the 1st grade material down, when she gets to multiplication and division, she is going to be totally lost. Yikes! Tell me it all works out?
I'm going to try to get a few miles on my treadmill today, but no guarantees. I'm watching a neighbor girl for the week, and my treadmill is also covered with groceries.
I've so fallen into an exercise slump. The good news is that my friend and I are going to do a virtual destination challenge. We are both going to exercise our way to Florida (about 1400 miles). Once we reach our destination, we're going to actually fly there, and take a girls' weekend alone, without children as our reward! We're starting in September, so, I'll have to get motivated!