A while back, school registration came…and went. I’m still kind of in shock.
The two oldest children will be staying home with me this year, while the five year old will be heading off to Kindergarten. And of course, we will have the two littles in tow.
So I’ve been busy trying to plan what we are going to do this year, and trying to simultaneously soak up the last little bit of summer. Summer hikes, making jam, time with family… there’s just never enough time for everything I think summer should entail.Honestly, how did it come about? Claire, the 8-year-old, has been begging to homeschool since about half way through last school year. I told her she had to finish the year. I figured she would change her mind. Her friends at school have always been so important to her.
But even the day before registration I asked again, and both Elise and Cyrus still maintained they wanted to stay home. Rose wanted to go to kindergarten. I have put in a lot of soul searching and prayer, and I think this is for the best (although I’m dreading the opinions of others, even though I know that doesn’t really matter).
I’m wanting to spend time with them and have adventures while things are still exciting and the world is still magical to them. Before hormones and friends and attitudes take over. I figure they can always go back next year.