Thursday, August 14, 2008


Why is it that every year about this time, I have this overwhelming urge to Home school? I just went to school registration for Jared and Mia and inside I was just screaming, "What am I doing here?" I know that it would take A LOT of work to home school my children, but every year I know I am up to the challenge. The problem? Jared LOVES going to school. I asked him one time if he wanted to go to school or if he wanted to be home schooled and he asked me if we could do both. "Home school half of the day and go to public school the other half." When I told him that it wouldn't work that way, he decided he wanted to go to school. For him, maybe public school is the best idea.

Mia is ALL about going to public school. She has been ready to go for the last two years while Jared has been going. Now that she finally has the chance, it would seem unfair for her to have to miss out on all the fun of going to school.

I REALLY feel that the kids would get a better education with me as their teacher. I know that they do great at school and as long as I continue to volunteer once a week and stay involved, I will definitely know if I should revisit the idea of homeschooling.

For another school year, I will push it to the back of my mind and try to not think about it too often and just let the kids enjoy being children.

Jared will be in Miss Casperson's class who I have heard wonderful things about. Mia will be in the afternoon Kindergarten with Mrs. Madsen who is just a lovable grandma. I know they will be in good hands. This doesn't mean that I will stop trying to teach them myself, though.


TaLaisa said...

You'd be fantastic at that. I toyed with the idea when faced with having Gabe at school with a peanut allergy. I still think about it from time to time, but he'd be miserable.

Linda said...

Thanks, TaLaisa. If we lived closer to eachother, we could have our own little Co-Op.

TaLaisa said...

That'd be more fun than should be legal, for schooling.