People among me lately (at work, in K's family, etc) have been starting school - some for the very first time. The excitement of taking the school bus, the excitement of doing something "new", etc......Great for those with whom it works.
For me, I can't imagine being away from my kids for that long. I want to be the one to help them learn. I want to be the one to comfort them if they are hurt. I want to be there for them when I *can* and they *need* me. K and I have talked some lately about the whole school thing....and I try to look at it in a positive way, but it still makes me sad that these kids go to school.
I didn't have a horrible experience in school - it just was. The stress of the first day, wasn't ever fun....... but that was quickly lost after the first few hours.
Just thoughts.......... and I know a lot of you unschoolers are at Live & Learn but possibly when you return and/or whenever..... how did your little ones react to not going to school and/or riding a school bus? How did you explain that?
Thanks for listening.
1 week ago