Friday, September 21
For my very first blog, ever, I want to catch you up on what is going on here at home. I made the decision 2 weeks ago to put Skaterboy back into public school. It was a difficult choice, and many tears were shed over making this decision, but I am secure in my belief that this is the best place for him at this venture of his life. It all started because I being the insanely organized person that I strive to be, was feeling very overwhelmed and disorganized. Not really with the homeschooling aspect of it all, but I now had an 8th grader and a kindergartner, and added to that a 3 year old. Half my day was spent teaching Truthseeker to read, and the other half of my day was working with Skaterboy and all that he needed to accomplish. My dh would walk in the door in the late afternoon to find me finishing up with our 8th grader, totally exhausted, and the house in disarray. Add to that, dinner not even started. After 3 weeks of this turmoil, I was a wreck. Something had to change. And so being the ultimate mind-changer that I am known to be, I spoke to Skaterboy about registering him in our semi-country school, that goes through 8th grade. He was ecstatic to see his old friends again. So it was done, and he is thoroughly enjoying attending school again. However, one thing is evident, he has a hunger for learning that he didn't possess before. One I saw at home, working one on one with him, but one his former teachers neglected to see, or maybe he no longer possessed when he attended there previously. So all in all, I feel it was a good choice. He will need a high school diploma in order to go to college, and he is 4 years from that. I don't know at this time if we will send him to the public high school, we will have to wait and see. As for Truthseeker, he is doing just fine learning at home. He is learning his vowel sounds right now, and learning to write. DH and I feel he is in the perfect setting for learning, at home.