We have homeschooled for the past year…which was great, but now my girl’s are going to school. I was almost hesitant to even post this, but it’s who we are. My oldest LOVES school! She loves waiting in line for the bathroom…everything about school…she adores! I, on the other hand, hated school. I hated everything about it. I would pretend to be sick so I wouldn’t have to go. If my daughter is sick and can’t go to school, she cries. I’ve felt guilty about homeschooling…i felt guilty about them going to school. Seriously, I’m just a guilty person. But, I feel very confident in the decisions we’ve made as a family that this is the best thing for them. And they are beyond excited. My youngest will be in 1st and my oldest in 4th. She just found out she’s in the same class with her best friend. I guess it’s normal for us to worry about our kids…whether they’re in school or not, living with us or not…whatever it is. I know that God loves them more than I do. But they know that I love them “deeper than the deep blue sea, bigger than the big blue ocean!” They will start in exactly 1 week…so we will enjoy our last little bit of the summer. I look forward to what’s to come!
Wow! I felt like you were taking the words right out of my mouth!
After homeschooling for the last year, I realized it wasn't right for us, and my 1st grader just spent her day in public school and LOVED it!
The guilt, the worrying, the constant re-thinking (both this year and last)… I can totally relate. I suppose we just do our best, and pray that God fills in where we can't!
Amanda @ Serenity Now says
Awww. I hope you feel better about your decision as you see how much your girls are enjoying school. 🙂 My 3/almost 4 year old will be in preschool 2 days a week this year again, and we are BOTH looking forward to it. 😉 She needs to get out and socialize, and I need a little break and some time with her sister. 🙂
Congrats on your decision! I am sure it was a hard one. Currently I don't have any children, nor am I married but I have always said I am going to homeschool my children. But I am sure if I knew it was better to send them to public than I would do that instead. 🙂 Good for you for making a tough decision.
That is a hard decision. My sister homeschooled her kids and now they are going to the public school. It was hard for her too.
I hope they have a wonderful year!
I felt the same way about school – but my son LOVES it! Hoping he has a better experience and we are just doing our best to supplement that at home. You have to do what is best for your family.
I have a child going to 1st and one to 4th as well, plus two little ones at home. My kids love school too!
Being a Mom means feeling guilty, no matter what:-) My girls go to Christian school, I continue to ask my husband to allow me to homeschool them, and some days think they should just get on the bus and go to public school. Ugh!! Being the Mom and questioning our decisions is part of the job, but it sounds like your girls are clear on where they thrive, so count that blessing and rest in the knowledge that you are doing what is best for your family:-)
Selfishly, I'm sad because—well, because there's some comfort in knowing that others are doing what I'm doing everyday—-versus having coffee with friends and crafting. But I know that you are doing what you know is best for your family. Trust that and enjoy yourselves. I'm a little jealous of all the fun stuff I know you'll be making with your crafty self! Love to you!
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