Thanks for letting me air out my thoughts lately. I know it reads that when I write this stuff I’m in the middle of it all, and mostly I am. But writing it out also gives me the room to think and do other things in the mean time. A natural channel to getting over it.
Look at my tiny girl on her very first day of 3-school three years ago this fall:
It’s been a debate this summer as to whether or not we’ll be sending our son to 3-school this fall as well (hint: I am not ready, he is.) but we’ve been dragging our feet making the decision and enrolling him.
Which, seriously. I honestly wish there weren’t so many school choices. It drives me literally mad worrying that I have picked the right institution of education for my kids’ futures. At the end of the day I usually want to scrap it all and homeschool. (Yes, Aaron.)
It’s an open conversation in this house – and I’ll be the first willing participant in a group conversation about schooling choices any day. Learning from graduated students or parents of kids in different districts. I WANT TO KNOW! How has it been? What were the hurdles? Is the administration being consistent and following through? Is the face of the school (it’s teachers) as on fire about my kid as I am? If not, do I have the power to change that?
I had a pretty integral hand in my own education – deciding not to return to my high school after my sophomore year and instead pursue early graduation through homeschooling. Because I wasn’t interested in half my academic day being a study hall or work program. I wanted to get on with it already.
An old soul, perhaps.
I’m rehashing all of this to show you how important school is to me. How important this decision will play out for the rest of my kids’ lives.
How do you go about deciding? Is it just the district you’re in and that’s that? Do you school shop? Agonize? Or just go right to homeschooling?