I'm sick. It seems I have contracted some sort of a cold, likely from my school-aged children who brought home the nasty little bug for Christmas. Sitting here coughing, sniffling, and shivering, I’m beginning to wonder if our home (and my health) would not be improved if we home schooled our children. No more bug swapping in the classroom. No more sore throats, coughs, colds, and achy bodies at home. What a concept!
The only real downside I can see is that my wife and I are probably not the best teachers for our children. We're smart enough to know we aren't as smart as we should be to teach them at the same level as their current teachers. Nor do we have the patience.
I suppose another downside is that my wife (or I, if I was a stay-at-home dad) would have to endure the children around the clock. Currently, she gets a short break from 2 out of our 3 children while they’re in school.
After careful consideration, it looks like I’ll just have to tolerate these bugs for about 18 more years…