Well, I have decided to officially enroll my boys into public school this year. Granted, I got to select which public school they are going to, but it took some hurdle jumping to make it happen. However, I feel pretty confident in my choice. I have prior experience with the school and teachers, so I feel pretty confident that my boys are going to do well there.
I warned the lady who gave us our tour and also enrolled the boys what she was getting with them. One gets bullied and one is a bully to some extent. I also have one very stubborn boy and one very hipper one. So, I feel for the teachers to say the least. I do my utter best to ensure that they have proper manners and behave like they are suppose to. However, if anyone gives them an inch, they are going to take off and be three miles ahead of that person in an negative manner quickly!! I hope that I don’t get to many letters home and have to endure parent-teacher conferences to much. I believe my boys are more than able to behave and do what they are suppose to do. However, it’s going to take a wonderful dedicated teacher to ensure that they give them their best. (That’s quite sad to say about my own boys.)
I loved home schooling Jimmy, but in the same token, I do feel that he’s missing out on social events. I’ve learned just how much my being away from others so much has drastically effected my relationships with others. I don’t want to see any of my kids lack the ability to be social beavers. In school, I was picked on a good bit until people got to know me. Then I had my close friends, but I had many aquaintances as well. I never felt like I fit into any one crowd per say because I made it clear that I liked people from “both sides.” Plus I do feel a school setting will allow them to be challenged more. Plus not to mention, it will free me up to explore more about what I want to do.
Who knows, I may finally gain the chance to put my touches on our home that I’ve lived in now for over five years and have barely made a dent in the things that “I” want to do to the place. I have lots of visions for our home, and do firmly believe it can and will get done as long as I’m alive to make it happen. 🙂
Plus I have other little tasks that I really would love to do, but with the boys and Zeva, I don’t have the opportunity to do them. Who knows, truly what the future holds, but I do know I’m going to take it one step and one day at a time and enjoy every minute of the ride. I’m blessed to have my family and my life, and again, I praise God every day for all of it!!
I’ve got so many books that I’m reading right now, I don’t even know which one I want to pick up right now to unwind from the long stressful day of shopping for school supplies and clothes and other household items. 🙂