Okay, so maybe this is turning into a once a quarter blog or something. Life in our home has been quite busy this year, and I haven't found much time to complete the discipline of catching, ironing and posting my thoughts much. They are pretty much a swirling mass of chaos. But, I'll try to catch one for ya right now.
For those of us who are into education, especially homeschooling, Spring is the time of year when we are looking forward to next Fall trying to figure out what the heck we'll do. I think that we've decided.
For my oldest (who just turned 8), we'll be enrolling her in that wonderful, local Classical and Christian school. I have agonized over which grade to put her in and have still not made a final decision. But, as for now, she'll be going to second grade. I haven't kept her on an advanced schedule at home, and they are very advanced at this particular school. She isn't sure that she wants to go. I am not sure that I want to let her go. Yet, my husband has led, and there is an overwhelming peace about the whole decision.
With my firstborn in school, I will have the luxury of focusing on a sweet Kinder year of homeschooling my five year old. I haven't decided exactly what we'll do yet. But, it will be very Charlotte Mason inspired while keeping up with the academic rigor of our local C&C school just in case we decide to put her in at some point.
All of these decisions lead my mind to wonder if I am doing what is best. I am far too much of an idealist and I have trouble accepting the good that exists over the perfect that is pretty much only in my head. Somehow, my vision of homeschooling is so far ahead of my reality that it's just pathetic. Call me a dreamer.
Happy Spring, I'll try to come around more often.