A couple nights ago, Ladybug, came to us and said she wanted to go to (a brick & mortar) school.
I have a multitude of emotions right now (most of them conflicting):
*I am happy she is independent, confident and determined.
*I am sad she wants to be away from the family for so much of the day.
*I am glad she feels comfortable coming to my husband and me with this.
*I am frustrated that I haven't been able to find what will help her and I "click" when it comes to me helping her learn.
*I am a little relieved that she and I won't be fighting about school everyday (until she realizes she still has to do homework).
*I feel guilty that I feel a little relieved.
*I am excited that she is excited for her new adventure.
*I am hurt that she is excited for her new adventure.
*I am confident that she will do well.
*I am scared that she will like school so much that she won't ever come back to homeschooling!
Over the past few days we have enrolled her in a charter school and bought her school supplies and uniforms. Since it is SO expensive for her to go to this school we have told her that she has to stay there at least through the first semester. It will be interesting to see how she likes it and how things go at home with Unicorn and Monkey.