I Will Miss Homeschooling
I will miss homeschooling my girls. I will just plain miss my girls. Home education has been a very rewarding, and mostly very enjoyable experience for us. The girls have blossomed in every way over the past 7 years. Socially, physically and mentally. It has been a joy to be such a huge part of that. What a privilege to know intimately their abilities, strengths and weaknesses.
I want their experience in school to be a good one, however I would also like it to be a brief one. No matter how great the curriculum and the teachers and the school, they can never get as much there as they can get working with their mom and dad - one on one. The freedom to explore their unique interests is limited in a traditional school environment. The material offered is not as rich as what can be had with the K12 curriculum that we love so much. The opportunities to interact in their community is also limited with traditional schooling.
Why the hell are we doing this, again? They want, and I believe need, the experience. There have been many times in my life that being told something is so cannot substitute for knowing by experience that something is so. They are pining to go to school - so we found the least abhorrent school that exists in my part of the world. It is a nice little school.
Wish us luck, and perhaps after a year (maybe two..), we will be back at it again.