We have a 4 year old program in our area that just about everyone enrolls in. It isn't a requirement, but it is the norm. But, kindergarten, well, it seems like a big deal!
I have had a couple of my friends remind me that it is time to fill out the paperwork, and I have gently explained that I am planning to continue homeschooling. Everyone has been so great about our decision too. No one has questioned my sanity or anything like that. However, I still think the hard part is starting out, breaking from the norm.
I think it seems more real now, that we are actually going to homeschool. My daughter won't be starting school with all of her friends. But, I have to say that I am excited about next year. To see all that she has learned so far this year has been amazing. I am so thankful that I have this opportunity to help my kids see the world and to teach them. It is a very exciting roller coaster we have decided to ride!
Is it just me, or is kindergarten a big year?