Boy, this week did not start well! That is truly an understatement. I sometimes I wonder if my son is just out of control, or is it really just me? I came across this great post from Beautiful Sun Montessori. In it she is talking about exercising your will, & this sounds like what I’m dealing with. I have only 1 week to make a final decision whether or not I’m going to homeschool LB next year or not. I feel a lot of pressure. The school closes on the 2nd of June-that’s not a lot of time to make a huge decision. This post will be more about this decision I’m needing to make, but I’m leaning towards sending him to public. Looking at what he needs, not to mention what I need or my husband, it is pushing us more & more to the public school option. I just want to do the best thing for my son! While I was evaluating everything & planning for next year, I realized that LB loves people. I’m wondering if this is part of the reason I’m having the difficulties that I’m facing now. He seems bored, but it’s not because of lack of things to do, I think it’s lack of people. I tried our church school for the fieldtrips & hopes that it would provide him with social activities, but there are literally only 2 other kids his age. So due to his need for other people, which he cannot get with homeschool, I believe it is in his best interest to put him in public. I have taught him to discern the Godly truth (for the most part considering his age), & I will continue to do so. I figured I can still homeschool him, but it would be a part time thing, so that I can help him with his weak subjects & give him more for his strong subjects. He receives better from others than from me. I think at this stage in his life I need to be mom. I can teach him the social/developmental skills he needs due to his special needs, but I think that is where my teaching should end. So hubby & I have been discussing this, but we will have to make our final decision soon. I’ve pretty much made my decision, now it’s just up to whether or not hubby agrees.
This is the last week of 1st grade for LB; I’m so excited for him. After the trouble we faced at the start of this week, I really cracked down on him. I’m not sure that was the right thing to do.
We had a puppy play date at our house on Wednesday, which did not go well. My 6 month old dog has outgrown my moms puppy. I didn’t get to visit with my mom at all because I was too busy dealing with the dogs. They are a handful, & I got exhausted.
Well, I’m about a week late in getting this post out, but Little Buddy is officially done with 1st Grade =) I’m still undecided about 2nd grade, but we will be doing summer school.