2011 – 2012 School Year

You might remember my post New Job *Hopefully* back in March. Well, on Saturday I was offered the job of Study Hall/Carpool Specialist! That means that for the 2011-2012 school year I will be working 1 1/2 hours M-F. And that John will be headed off to Kindergarten in the fall. I’m excited about this opportunity and I really love the school he’ll be attending. At the same time my heart saddens a little every time I think of my precious little boy heading off to school. It’s only 1/2 a day this year, but that won’t be the case next year.

I think it’ll be good because I’ll have a schedule. It’ll get me out of the house everyday and I HAVE to buy new clothes. I only have a stay-at-home mommy wardrobe, which is nothing close to anything that could be considered professional looking. (I’m not complaining about this issue. 😉 ) On the other hand, it means having to find childcare for Lydia, a lot of time and effort with very little monetary pay, and more difficulty in scheduling my well-paying  banquet serving job. However, I think in the end it will be worth it.

Aaron and I are also entering into this education decision with an open hand. Part of the reason for sending John to Kindergarten and not homeschooling is that after a year, if we decide it’s not best for our family, we can pull John out of school and begin homeschooling. With this particular school, it’s not an option the other way around; we can’t try homeschooling and if it doesn’t work for our family put him into school.

So, I will be officially a school mom and I feel like I’m fitting more and more into the term “Soccer Mom” with each passing year!


One thought on “2011 – 2012 School Year

  1. congrats, it sounds like a wonderful opportunity! I have learned that with homeschooling vs. public/charter/private school, you have to take it one year at a time as circumstances change, and consider each child individually. Enjoy the new adventure!

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