This past week has been very busy and filled with exciting new changes. Last Wednesday, Eric and I made the decision to send Isabelle to school this year.
We initially began discussing the possibility at the beginning of summer. We came back to it several times without ever coming to a final conclusion. I began to plan our curriculum for the homeschool year ahead, but for some reason I kept hesitating with actually ordering the supplies.
Then, the day I planned to order (I'd actually begun filling out the order forms online), we reached our decision. That decision is that Isabelle will be attending school this year for fourth grade. And next year, Alex will start kindergarten...Olivia the year after...and Gracie the year after that.
So many things went into our decision and it was not taken lightly by any of us, Isabelle included. We all decided that this was the smartest option for our family.
Homeschooling is wonderful and I will never once regret the years we spent as homeschoolers. Nor will we ever rule out the option of homeschooling again at some point in the future. But as of now, we are focused on doing what's best for our children.
Maybe I'll go into more detail of this decision at some point, or maybe not. It's a very personal and emotional decision.
We are excited to watch Isabelle tackle this new adventure. We know she will do remarkably well and thrive at school.
She'll walk out the door tomorrow armed with school supplies, a new lunchbox filled with healthy and delicious food, a cool new dress and shoes, and the knowledge that her parents are willing to readjust their views and do what's best for her. Because that's what love and parenthood are all about.
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