Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Official Start of Summer

Today was the kids last day of school, so summer has officially started. Tomorrow will be their first full day of summer.

With the start of summer I am faced with a very important question: to stay at home or continue to work?? I have about a year or less to make the decision to either home school my son or send him to kindergarten. Since before we had kids I wanted to be a stay at home mom, and the more I looked into home schooling I knew that was what I wanted to do for my children. I love my job and if I could swing both I would-but that isn't going to happen. I know nothing about the schools in our area, nor do I know anyone whose kids have been through the schools. I am sure they are great schools and sure my children would do well if I chose that route. However I would still like the opportunity to homeschool my children if I see fit.

At this point I am torn. I enjoyed watching my child learn and being in control of his schedule and his lessons. He has enjoyed the last year in 3 year old kindergarten and has done a lot of things we wouldn't have done at home. He also misses the things we use to do, going to the library, the zoo, the park, going to "eat and play". With the kids in daycare I have enjoyed the "me" time when I can leave my kids at daycare and run errands, take a nap, eat lunch with friends or go on a late afternoon date with my husband. But I have also missed doing special things with my kids and being with them everyday all day.

So I have a lot of thinking to do over the next year...

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