I am not sure how to put this mildly, but I am so sick and tired of this school year. I hate the fact that New England schools get out in mid June, this is the first year in five years I can say mid-June, since we haven’t had any bad storms except for our October blizzard..usually it is late June and makes for a short summer.
Because we homeschool, we go right up until the end.
I am checked out meaning I have lost the zeal and enthusiasm just like a public school teacher at this time of the year.
My kids are dying to get going on something else and I couldn’t agree more.
I am ready to play! I am ready to get outside and see things.
This year flew by, but was super frustrating- homeschooling two middle school kids and helping my high school daughter finish her second year of college, apply for scholarships and choose her future path. Everything seemed so time consuming and there were many days where I felt like ripping my hair out as we adjusted to a new job and new dynamics.
We didn’t travel near as much as I would have liked for “academic purposes” and travelled much more for pleasure- (San Fran, Hawaii)…I can’t deny that was so much easier than studying the Renaissance in Italy….but I missed that and it is going on the agenda next year if we can wing it. I think every child should study in Europe at least once in their life.
We didn’t do near as many field trips as I wished, hence real life hands on learning took a backseat, but we did manage to study in Washington DC.
We made lots of headways with the future of our kids and the decision of private school for one and China for another.
We adjusted to Brian having a brand new job and being in the center of our home life during the school days on various occasions.
We made lots of creations in the kitchen that contributed to a bigger waistline.
In many ways I am heartbroken our time all together is ending but I am excited for each child’s next steps in life.
Having Hillary gone this week reminded me how much we are going to miss her when she goes clear around the world.
I will only homeschool one child next year and for me it will be a big adjustment not being surrounded by a group of children.
Will I work out more?
Will I go to the gym more?
Will I continue to cook dinner more consistently- the one area I have improved on this year?
Will my house be cleaner?
Will I be a taxi cab driver?
There is so much change to prepare for mentally…….I need the summer to think about it!