Ok well maybe it wasn’t quite that harsh.
It’s offical… Adam has started back to regular school.
Oh I knew it was going to happen one day. Especially since the reason we homeschool them is for educational reasons…not religious.
Homeschooling has always been something they have had the choice to “do or not do”. After all, they are the ones who have to wake up and do the work everyday. They deserve to have a say in how they will/want to learn.
You may remember that Adam had decided he wanted to go back next year. Lucky for us he wanted to go back to his old private school…which we loved! It was a “win win” since he loves it there and we love it there. The reason he left was never because of the people….just because let’s face it…homeschooling is fun.
Over the last four years we have had so many adventures and he has been able to experience things and see things he never would have, had he not come home for school.
When the school offered to have him come for the last 9 weeks and “try it out” and get used to being back in a traditional setting we thought that was absolutely a brilliant idea. After all we have no idea of knowing if this is going to “fit” him.
Last week he started back.
I would be lying if I didn’t admit to being sad and missing him terribly. My heartaches to see him go off and during the day there are times where it is just a little to quiet. Haley is loving the “single child” aspect of it and in all reality we have been so “on the go” there has been little time to really have the pity party I could have for myself.
I suppose that this is what every mother goes through…
Letting go a little here…
a little there…
until finally they have left the nest.
Sigh…I am far to attached to my kids.
I truly like them. Not just love them…
I find them fun and great company.
But they have their own lives to get on with.
His first week was awesome. He loved it!
Well except for the getting up early part…
And the long days plus homework part…
I have been welcomed back with open arms by the sweet mama’s in the class….I always loved these people.
Blessed Sacrament may not have the shiniest, newest, state of the art facilities but they sure do have some amazing people in it.
His teacher has been a blessing and a half.
His first week in Mrs. Foster had put him to the task of building a Lego Mindstorm…and with that she had him at “hello”
It took him no time….because he has always wanted to build one of the big ones but we have never had the budget for it.
Now if we can just keep his type “A” personality in check and the anxiety of bad grades at bay he may just decide that going back next year is exactly what he wants.
I am happy for him…
Proud of him…
And miss him…