Monday, August 24, 2009

First day of school...

Worlds can be found by a child and an adult bending down and looking together under the grass stems or a the skittering crabs in a tidal pool. (Mary Bateson)

First day of school, how scary is that? My five year old is a little trooper. She didn’t cry, didn’t complain at the early rising. She was actually very excited, which makes my heart glad.
Now I understand why home schooling is better for parents and kids.
1. Kids don’t have to wake up at an extra early hour. They can still sleep in.
2. Kids don’t have to go anywhere out of the house, if its raining, snowing or windy.
3. Kids don’t have to wait for the bus to arrive to pick them up, and parents don’t have to pay for the bus to come and pick them up, all the way down the block, across a busy street.
4. Parents don’t have to spend money on new clothes for school, and buy so much school supplies, that the school requires.
5. Parents don’t have to make and pack snacks, and lunch for their kids.
6. Parents don’t have to worry if your child will be OK, upset, crying, hungry or wanting to go home.
7. Parents don’t have to worry that their child may get colds, or other infectious diseases from other kids…
8. Parents don’t have to worry that the child will get on the right bus to drive home, to pick them up, and wonder how their day went.
9. Parents don’t have to guess what their children are being taught at school, they know what they, as parents teach their kids. Can pin point the trouble spots in learning, and work harder in correcting them.

The good reasons why its nice to send the kids to school.
1. Parent gets some peace and quiet from the kids.
2. Parent don’t stress on what to teach the kids, or worry that they will be illiterate.
3. Kids get interaction and play with other kids their age.

So which ever choice the parent makes should be from the heart, and the commitment the parent is willing to undertake. Which ever one you chosen for your child is the right choice for your child and you.

The first day of school went very well, if I don't call the incident of my child not wanting to get on the bus to ride home. She completely refused... so here calls the school to have me pick her up, which is fine since I am home today.. but tomorrow I will be working. I hope it goes OK, I really hope so. That's all I can do... hope, and pray...:)


  1. I love the attitude in your daughter's picture! She is ready to ROCK kindergarten! Good luck with the bus riding tomorrow.

  2. Oh my! I still cannot make up my mind of letting my daughter go or not! Plus we dont have half day, we have full day kindergarten. How scary is that? Will she be ok on the playground among bigger kids? Will she be ok during lunch?


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