I'm wondering how involved others' husbands are or have been in the homeschooling of the children.
Last month my hubby and I attended our first homeschool convention. I thought it would be great for him to come and learn more about what I do with our kids all day really lol However, he got a little more impressed with homeschooling than I imagined and now he wants to teach too. Maybe some of you split teaching/subjects with a spouse, I've heard of it being done; particularly in upper grade levels and when one spouse is more knowledgable than the other in a specific subject. I know for some this might sound like a dream come true lol
To me, honestly and at least right now, it kind of feels like my hubby is stepping on my toes. I want him involved, encouraging and caring but I am a bit of a control freak I guess, because some things I like to do/run alone. For the most part, I rarely like help cooking, some cleaning jobs I won't let anyone else do because I want it done a certain way too.
Now I used to be a career woman before meeting my hubby and my job was like my identity and coming to peace about being a stay at home mom has been a journey for me. Now I love it, caring for the kids and home is largely my thing, though I get and enjoy help to a degree. I spend a lot of time reading and finding resources and learning all I can to homeschool our kids and give them the education and upbringing we desire to give them but I don't always discuss in depth with my hubby about it and he has known little about homeschooling up to this point. Now he wants to jump right in and I'm trying to be excited about it and make necessary arrangements.
Anyway, this post is getting long lol I just had to vent. To sum it all up, my hubby wants to get more involved by spliting teaching duties and I kind of feel like I will be missing out on whatever my children are learning when I'm not teaching them and I'm also not that great at sharing my scheduling and lesson plans with hubby and now I feel I have to plan around his already hectic work and college schedule to a greater degree. I don't want to hurt his feelings really, and they are his kids too and I'm glad he cares so much and is enthusiastic, but I'm just not thrilled about it right now honestly. I don't want to discourage him or tell him he can't teach them - in the same way I have/academically - I just want to be fine with it and make it work. Any suggestions?
Have any of you split homeschooling duties with your hubby and how has it worked out?