Monday, September 6, 2010

An update, a diagnosis, and a poster child

We've started homeschooling, sort of. We've started in that I'm not sending him to school and we read everyday. We're settling into other things gradually. We joined a co-op, which I think will be good for Luke, but feels like a great sacrifice on my part because there are so many people I don't know, so I feel nervous just thinking about it. I'm only extroverted with people I already know and like, ya know? Or if there's no committment, like at the grocery store.

Then we're starting a homeschool playgroup and piano lessons and some kind of sports activity (karate and/or flag football, swimming later in the fall). On paper, it all sounds wonderful. But putting it into practice might give me hives. I think I might be committment-phobic or co-dependent, probably both.

We ran into a couple from our ward, Bishop and Sis. Cr. at the grocery store. Luke interrupted the conversation to say, "I like science." She asked him, "Have you started school now?" He answered while bobbing his head from shoulder to shoulder, "I homeschool!"  At checkout a little while later, he was smacking himself in the head for fun. I whispered in his ear, "Stop hitting yourself in the head." "Why?" "Because it looks like there's something wrong with you."



Katri said...

You are a brave woman. I will never attempt to home-school. I wish you lots of luck!

Hurricane Hansens said...

Good luck with that!
My blood pressure certainly rose while reading that. We can be 2 peas in a pod sometimes. I get just as scared at the idea of public school. Our school has started a Chinese program that sound awesome but yikes! I like the co-op idea. It will be great!!
The store story was hilarious.
Ben worried the nursery leader one Sunday by hitting his head on the door frame. I just calmly said, "Nate did that and the their dr. says to ignore it." While feeling so stupid/embarrassed inside.

Durrett Family Band said...

I can't believe your courage. You are an amazing mama! We're thinking about going to the temple on the 18th. Are you going to be around?

Sonja said...

I'm right there with you when it comes to commitment. It's funny: when I set up a playdate for Erilyn, I ALWAYS feel like canceling it. But I'm fine to just invite someone over on a whim. I hate committing to anything.

But I'm not with you about homeschooling--well, sometimes I am. Every once in a while I get the homeschooling bug, but I'm never brave enough to actually do it. And I have to say, the day Anthon started school this fall was a happy day. My life is so much slower and more peaceful when he spends 7 hours a day at school.

I wish I was as brave as you!