My two oldest babies will be attending school as of Tuesday.
We went to orientation this morning.
Little desks everywhere. New teachers. Computer labs. A big media center. Art classroom. So fun for them. A little scary for me.
It has been such a challenge to homeschool them these past few years. There have been days when I absolutely dreaded starting. There were even days when I got away with putting it off until the afternoon. (You can do that when you work one-on-one with a kid.) I cried several times to Greg about how hard it was. Of the past four years homeschooling Emily (K-3rd grade), I was pregnant for at least a portion of EVERY SINGLE school year.
Man, it was tough!
But it was one of the greatest blessings I've ever known. I got to be the one that experienced their learning. I got to be the one that decided the pace at which they needed to learn. And best of all, I got to be the one that spent all day with them.
They are growing up so fast. I am grateful for every moment I got to spend homeschooling.
And even though a HUGE load is off of my shoulders, I'm really going to miss having them around.
the above pics: top, fall of '07. bottom, June '09.