About a month ago, I started thinking seriously about my son going to school for high school. I began the process of researching different schools for him and scheduling “shadow days” (a day of school for future students to check the place out). He has been surprisingly pleased with the schools, and we have successfully found a school that is a “good fit” for him, where he can start actually this year to get a head start on learning what he needs to learn to be successful in high school. In the midst of this, my husband suggested I send my first grader to school to lighten my load at home. This has been jarring to my mind, as I always thought I would homeschool all my kids until they graduate from high school.
Truth be told, I am really struggling with homeschooling right now. Something that was once an exhilarating adventure has become difficult most days. I have not done anything about it to this point because I don’t like the alternatives either. But I’m afraid to admit that this year I am doing a bad job and I must consider a change. Potty training my three year old isn’t going well either and I find numerous “surprises” all over the house. It rang true when I saw this and read this .
I reek of homeschool burnout and Halloween candy hangover. Will someone please provide a good, Catholic school (where popular opinion likes the Magisterium) for my children to attend? Then I can take a year off to recuperate from being the brain of the house and wearing 20 different hats simultaneously throughout the day. I will order a pizza for the remaining kids at home, and we will celebrate by sitting down together and reading a story slowly; very, very slowly.