I thought it might be useful to tell you a little bit more about me. I am a stay at home mum of three aged 8, 6 and 4. I do work - but evenings - so stay at home for all intents and purposes. I've been thinking about home education for a while as quite a few things about the education system didn't sit well with me, because I missed the children, and because I felt we were missing an opportunity to spend time together as a family. One that we may never get back.
Then there was an incident at school in October that helped me decide to remove LB2 (6) from school. At the time LB1 (8) said he was happy and as for the first time he genuinely seemed settled at school, he continued to attend. Within a few weeks, however, he was asking to have school at home with us. We made him wait until Christmas to make sure that he was sure. It was a big decision as it felt like a real commitment to a way of life but we have now taken the plunge!
This was a long considered decision and not one we have rushed into but it still feel like a big step. We have had both support and criticism from unexpected quarters. All I can say is that I have thought long and hard about what is best for our children and so however it turns out I am happy at least that we have tried to do the best for them. There is no plan. We have no idea if this will continue for six months - or forever. I have concerns - mostly about working, money etc but as they have always been concerns it may be that we find a way around them. I'm trying not to worry too much. After all if I wanted to be rich I wouldn't have had children!
Eek! It's exciting :)