This is not going to be a post on why I choose public school for my children; to be honest, I’m WAY too tired tonight to go there! Instead, I’m throwing my personal ambivalence about school starting again out there. Do with it what you will.
OH, the mornings. I’m a morning person by nature, but I’m also 36, with four kids…one of them a six-month-old.
I miss my kiddos. They need time away, and really, so do I, but I miss them when they’re gone. (Or when we’re on the occasional date. Etc.)
Less control over my personal schedule, especially when drop off and pick up mess with naptime.
No helpers who can buckle themselves and their siblings in. My 3-year-old was just learning how when he broke his thumb. BADLY. (That also messed up dressing himself.)
They love it, and they learn.
My son really, really needs more space from his sisters and more Mommy time right now.
NO MORE KINDERGARTEN PICKUP! WAHOO!
The joy of errands with only TWO children.
Pros and cons, folks–because nothing is perfect. I hope your school year gets off to a great start!