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August 3rd, 2010, 03:00 PM
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I don't want to sound strange, but there are times like now, when everyone is starting school and when Molly should be starting school for the first time if she were to "go" to school, when I just question myself. I don't question myself fully, because I know the reasons that we're choosing to homeschool and I feel that they're very important reasons. There's just a teeny side that thinks, man she would love going to school. I LOVED going to school. I loved everything about it. It was fun to me. That doesn't change my reasons for not wanting to send her though. I don't know, just seeing all the back to school stuff makes me a little sad. If I had a bad school experience, I'm sure I wouldn't feel that way though. I'm rambling, just wanted to get that out there....
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August 3rd, 2010, 03:08 PM
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I sometimes feel the same way. There were things I enjoyed about school, but the things I'd change are the reason I'm homeschooling, AND I know that I can duplicate the things about it that I wouldn't change.
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August 3rd, 2010, 04:17 PM
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I totally feel you! I wouldn't change my decision, I just remember how much fun those first days of school were, going school supply shopping, getting new clothes. I'm noticing none of those things were important at all, and actually am having kinda a light bulb moment right now!! ha......thanks!!
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August 3rd, 2010, 04:21 PM
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REading your post made me feel better. I remember elementary school and the first fall days back at school were always so exciting. I think my dd would love it, but after about a week or 2 she would be bored and getting in trouble.
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August 3rd, 2010, 04:28 PM
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REading your post made me feel better. I remember elementary school and the first fall days back at school were always so exciting. I think my dd would love it, but after about a week or 2 she would be bored and getting in trouble.
Good point! That helps!
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August 3rd, 2010, 04:51 PM
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Exactly! We always try to make back-to-school equally fun. We buy a couple of specific items that he's not allowed to use until a certain date, and of course, we have our "not" back to school picnic for all of the area homeschoolers ... an all day event with playgrounds, food, and swimming for all ages (usually scheduled on the first day of public school).
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August 3rd, 2010, 05:19 PM
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We try to make an event out of the first day back. This year I think we'll be making stuffed animals the first day but I do question myself around the beginning of the school year.

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August 3rd, 2010, 07:34 PM
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I love the "NOT" back to school fun-filled day idea!!

We're just *Thinking* about homeschooling, but after reading your post I was feeling "awww...yeah" and then I read everyone's responses and agree. You can duplicate every part of what we loved about our school experiences. If you think it was a fun part of "back to school" to get new clothes...make that the time you get new clothes. I too LOVED picking out new school supplies. Maybe right before school starts pick out new supplies or new crafts that are upcoming.

I'm also really in love with the idea of field trips. I LOVED field trips as a kid and I love the idea of being able to take one whenever we want and wherever we want. As I do remember as a child that while i loved field trips, my mother HATED them. I can totally see now why as a parent. lol

Kinda got off on a tangent there, but you get the idea. Maybe at the beginning of the year you can put out a list of field trips that you're going on too!
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August 3rd, 2010, 10:23 PM
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One of the groups I'm in was created specifically for field trips (we've branched out into many more things now, but we still do at LEAST one field trip per month as a group). I love them, and I love taking advantage of nice weather, no crowds, off-season discounts, and such like that. Homeschoolers really DO have more fun.
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