Hello, my name is Kim and I am a homeschool dropout.
It has been 2 weeks since I last homeschooled and my son is now in public school.
This is hard for me to admit, but homeschooling is not the best option for my family.
I have been reading blogs of amazing women who homeschool, for years. I always thought that I could do it too. They keep their houses clean, their worlds organized, they craft, they homeschool, they do everything. It can't be that hard.
But it was. I couldn't keep up. I felt like I was drowning all the time.
So, I surrendered and have put faith in the public school system again. I have never had a bad experience with Seth in public school. I pray I never do.
I worry as he is gone all day, with a teacher I don't know, with kids I don't know, in an environment I don't know. I worry that he will get made fun of, that he won't fit in, that he won't understand what is going on. I worry, I worry, I worry.
I want to control every aspect of my children's lives. But, I know I can't.
So now, I let go and I do what I know is best for my family. Just like those amazing women I spoke of before, homeschooling is not the best option for my family.
So, I am a homeschool dropout, and that is ok.
**Thank you all for your love and support yesterday. I heard from many of you via twitter, facebook, here and in my inbox. Your encouragement and prayers helped me and my sweet boy through the day. He did fabulous and loved his day. He didn't want me to walk him to his class this morning, he's got it covered he said. I will still worry while he is not in my nest, but know that he will be okay and will tell me if something happens that he is not comfortable with. And I am so grateful for that.