school.... again.

so remember when i wrote a post about our decision to send the kids (well just lily at the time) to a university model private school?  i mean i remember that decision making process like it was yesterday.  it was so emotional for me.  i questioned everything.  it felt so serious.

when we first considered a university school i said 'no way, no how' but when the rubber hit the road on actually figuring out kindergarten, i scaled back my personal and work commitments to make it work.  i never thought it would be the right thing for us, but it sure was.  fast forward three years and i would have told you all along that i would 'no way, no how' homeschool my kids.  but here we are.  and i'm homeschooling.

i have had so many people ask me why we came to this decision and there are so many facets of it, that i cannot even figure out how to explain it to anyone else other than that it is right for us.  that i am fully excited and ready for it.  that my kids chose it.  that i know without a doubt it will be a challenge, but that it is the best for our family.

what that means for my friendships and community that i have built over the past couple of years?  i'm honestly not sure.  will i feel completely lonely and isolated?  i certainly hope not.  i just want to love my girls, help them learn, and enjoy some laughs along the way.

so here goes nothing...

1 comment:

Ashley B. said...

School. The topic is so simple yet so complex. Something some take for granted. I was struggling with school options around the same time you posted. At that time we were looking at preschool but with the question of doing preschool at an elementary school, private school, parochial school, preschool only program, skip preschool... It took a lot of thought, prayer, worry and sleepless nights. We made our decision, jumped in and never looked back. Two years of preschool and now headed for kindergarten (and the youngest headed for his first year of preschool). Our decision was perfect for us but not everyone understands why we chose what we did. Our kids are happy. We are happy. :)

I would love to hear more about homeschooling!