Yes, I’m eating my words this week.
I remember once upon a time saying something to the effect of “My kids will never go back to public school,” or some such nonsense. And at the time, I meant it… I loved having both of my kiddos home, and it was all going so well that I could never envision wanting my children to return to school.
KB is back at public school.
As of Thursday.
For a multitude of reasons, the main one being that I CAN’T DO IT!
I was having such a hard time fitting it all in, and on a day when I had to run an errand or something, school wasn’t getting done.
I decided it was unfair to the Girl to be uneducated simply because we needed to buy groceries that day. And when I picked up her friend at Caldwell one day last week and she was naming all the bones in her body and pointing out where they were, that sealed the deal. Bones?? We’re barely even fitting in spelling…. I came home and cried.
I love the idea of homeschooling; I really do. I totally admire my friends who can make it work.
But as of now, I don’t feel like I can do it in a way that ensures my child actually learns much of anything.
I don’t see how homeschooling women juggle educating the kids, keeping the house clean, and running a business…… my house was steadily caving in around my ankles, and my business was steadily deteriorating as I had less and less time and energy to devote to it.
Those of you who know me well may recall that I am lacking the multitasking gene.
And its really not fair to KB.
So she’s back at school…. I’m missing her terribly…. but I feel good that I tried as hard as I could, because I had to try. She’s back at school, but its all for the best.