Oh man, I was sitting here, enjoying the weather and looking at my daughter as she chewed on some random piece of plastic toy and realized that TODAY is the first day of public school in our area! And I thought about how if she were going to public school, I would have dressed her and sent her out the door at 8:10 this morning for a school that doesn't start until 9:00. And she would be gone all day today, meeting new friends and getting settled into yet another new in her life. But instead, here we are discussing France, watching a French movie on Netflix streaming, and enjoying life. Homeschooling, today, is a blessing far beyond what I could have imagined. Maybe that's because today is the first day that I am truly not sending Hannah to school to be with her classmates in the public school. Today, our homeschooling becomes a true alternative to something else that she could be doing, not just some words that I use when people ask about if Hannah is going to be in school this year. She is home schooled, she doesn't attend any of those schools that opened their doors today and welcomed all the new students.
I think this will be something that I will be realizing more and more as the school year progresses, but today, is the first time that homeschooling is something more than a pipedream.