Sunday, August 30, 2009

Home School High School: My Knees are Shaking! (and other senseless ramblings….)

We fell into homeschooling quite by accident many years ago and have always been open to other choices, should that become necessary. However, I must admit that I never actually pictured a different lifestyle for our family.

This year is our second year of a mixed bag-public school elementary, junior high, and preschool; post high school; high school-and with the start of this school year, we are all going in different directions. Crazy.

In years past, we waited a week or two after the start of the public school and sauntered to the kitchen table. Welcome to school. *Yawn. Scratch.* This year, three kids are up and gone before 7:30 each morning. And that means I have to hustle!

Public school has been a good choice for some of our kids. So far. My one complaint from last year AND this year ALREADY is the sickness that comes along with it. It started, no kidding, the first week, and has slowly worked through the family. As I type my nose is dripping endlessly. DRIPPING. Dripping, ya’ll. I know. Gross. I am trying to decide whether to cram tissue in my nostrils or to just spread it out across the keyboard. No worries of anyone borrowing my laptop today! {Cue the congested, nasally evil chuckle}

All of this illness has delayed the start of our homeschool year, much to my relief. My palms are all sweaty and my throat’s all dry. *gulp* It’s high school. Freshman year. Maybe it’s just this viral illness… I don’t know. It feels connected.

I have some experience with high school at home, but that was with my daughter. My daughter who has never, ever been on the college path; she’s set on cosmetology school. But this is my son. My son who wants to go to college. My son who will someday support a family. I know. I Know. That statement sounds….ummm….old fashioned? My daughter may very well need to support a family. Still. It’s just…different.

And so, as I gear up to start high school tomorrow, I am a bit unnerved.

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