It is a really interesting time for me right now as a mama. It is time to fill out paperwork for Kindergarten in the fall. Of course, I am not filling it out because we have already made the decision to homeschool. It seems really strange to realize that all the other people we know and associate with are getting ready to send their kids to school next year, and I am not.
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.
As of right now I don’t know any other homeschooling families in our area. I’m not worried about socialization, my kids are social butterflies (they did not get this from me!), but a support group would be something that I would welcome.
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?