And so the search for the perfect educational model for the Sanders Family of Right Now (because we change quickly) is still under remodel. I'm glad for the change. We haven't had a mix-up in a while. To respond to some comments:
- No, I'm not burnt out, emotionally exhausted, post-partum or wearing tight pants. I am completely stable right now so it's a good time to make rational decisions.
- I am for sure buying totes, tubs, baskets, or containers of some sort for each child so they have "their" stuff.
- I like the idea of homeschool being my job--I am at work until 1pm, but am available to help others or do my own thing after that time.
- The hard things about public school can be important for a child to experience to prove to themselves that they can handle those hard things. Being with mom all of the time is not always the most effective way to teach a child independence. **simpering sigh** I know this first hand, since I have never been one to be walked upon. Maybe public school gave me the thick skin I needed to be a homeschooling mother.
- Public school offers bad influences, but they also have a bushel of great teachers and upright students.
- Everyone who sends their children to school still has to teach more at home. Would it be a good use of time, energy, money and resources to go to school all day then do homework and then supplement? Add dance and scouts and piano lessons and there is no time for play and family. Or did I read you wrong?
- To quote Brandi, "No decision in this case is irreversible." Okay. That relieves some pressure.
- And, Urban Mom, THANK YOU for the validation. I often forget that by raising respectable, valuable, contributing people, I am serving.
I have so much to learn. Then, of course, I had no idea how to breast feed 11 years ago and now I could be the president of La Leche League. We all have opportunities to grow.