After much praying, soul searching, and crying (on my part) we decided that homeschooling wouldn't be the best choice for Brianna. She is much too social of a child, and needs lots of attention from others, not only her own age, but people who are not her parents. She's also a very strong willed child, and it doesn't help that her mother is very strong willed also! I realized that I spent more time fighting with her than teaching her, and realized (with the help of my mom one day) that if she was in a school with a teacher that she was butting heads with all the time I would request a change in teacher! Well, the only option left, was to send her to school. We were able to get her enrolled in a wonderful school, full of amazing facutly and staff. We know most of the people there and so we feel very comfortable that she will be well taken care of during the hours that she is away from us during the day.
Last Wednesday was her first day of school! The school she is attending does something different with the Kindergartaners in that they stagger their start days. Some of them went on Wednesday, some on Thursday and some on Friday. Then this week they all start going every day. I dropped her off on Wednesday feeling a little nervous. In spite of myself, even though she was very excited, and her teacher is wonderful, I felt like vomitting! Maybe it was the realization that I am old enough to be the mother of a Kindergartaner! Maybe it was realizing how much her brothers were going to miss her! Maybe it was realizing how much I was going to miss her! All the same, we took her to school the first day after a little photo shoot outside.
She's all ready to go :)
|With her baby Micah!|