Yesterday. It all hit me right between the eyes. Well, if we must be technical it happened a few days before when my Mr. M told me he did NOT want to go to the local Junior High again this year. Would I please home school him, anything but go back there.
I can remember asking my mom the same thing. Please home school me. I don't want to go back to the public school. I talked to Mr. M and his reasons were valid. He's sick of being in an environment where the language and conversations are a daily beating of his spirit and soul. Last year I let him use my MP3 player so he could block it all out and listen to wholesome music. But you can't listen to MP3 players during school hours so that only worked during the bus rides to and from school.
There is a local charter school here that I've heard great things about. I asked Mr. M if he would like to go to that school. Try it out. I went yesterday and applied. It's a lottery system for getting the students into the school. I was told there is a waiting list and it is a first come first serve type thing.
A few hours later............ I get a call, another 8th grade student had dropped out, would Mr. M like his place. YES!!! We're thrilled. And then.......... I realized. School starts next week. NEXT WEEK!
Mr. C and Mr. T start on Monday at their high school and Mr. M starts on Wednesday.
I THOUGHT I HAD ANOTHER WEEK! I was going to load up The Native's next week and go home to Montana for a week. I had a week before school started and somehow....... I lost it. I didn't realize that Mr. T and Mr. C start on Monday and........... argh!
I've not school shopped, I've not gone and paid fees or handed in paper work for these schools, our family hasn't gone on a vacation this summer (just our little family) and............ NOW SUMMER IS OVER!
How did THAT happen???