We had unexpectedly found ourselves with some extra money. It doesn't happen often and Daddy suggested that we have a think and see if there were going to be any home-ed things that we might need. The first thing on the agenda might be a new laminater, but I wondered what a bought curriculum might look like.
So I took a look.
I spent 2 hours looking until I honestly thought my head might fall off. I looked at the Christopherus curriculum first. It looked quite nice... but would all of it really appeal to MY kids? I looked at Oak Meadows and thought straight away that it didn't look suitable for us. I looked at Enki, which looked lovely but nearly made me faint when I saw the price.
In the end we decided that, yeah it'd save me a lot of work to buy a curriculum, but it'd most likely not work. I mean, it's working at the moment because I listen to the kids. You want to do a project on Starlings? Erm... ok, we can do that. A project on Formula One? OK, we'll sort something out.
I'm not sure we could stick to any curriculum. And just because I think something looks lovely, doesn't mean the boys are going to enjoy it.
Still, it has made me reconsider some of the things I had intended to do this year...