Thursday, September 9, 2010

Missing Out?

On our last trip to the library, the kids at the school across the street (Moore Magnet School) were outside for recess. Hannah sees a group of kids playing anywhere and she wants immediately to jump in and join them. I could just read the look on her face...how much she wanted to be among those kids playing. I remember the fun days of recess, and I could not help but feel horribly guilty in that aspect. Hearing all the kids shouting and chattering with excitement, she asks me what they were doing.  I told her that they were having recess.  She said something to the fact that she wanted to have recess, too.  I said to her, "Well, you get to have recess whenever you want!" She shrugs, somewhat agreeing.  I don't think this is something she thinks about every single day (as far as I know :/).  Just a few days ago she asked me when she was going to her new school and meet her new friends. I guess she thought everything we've been doing has been practice before "real" school.  Hm. I know she loves homeschooling, but I think it might all just be starting to hit her that we're going against the grain here.  I hope she grows to love it so much that she wouldn't want to have it any other way.

2 comments:

nikki said...

It took some time, but my kids realized that it is much easier to homeschool since they can get their work done and play more than if they went to "regular" school. As for friends, we have been lucky to have others near us who homeschool, so they are able to get together. My social butterfly actually enjoys homeschooling since it also allows her to go places during school that other kids can't because they are in school. We will be praying for you!

B.J. Caulfield said...

Thank you! Yes, we have already experienced the joys of being able to go on different outings while everyone else is in school. We went to the water park one Friday which was so awesome. Hannah enjoys being involved in different activities with other kids...at church she can't say goodbye to me fast enough before she goes to her class. :) Feeling lonely isn't fun so I just hope I'm doing all I can to ensure she doesn't feel like she's the only one in the world who stays home. :p

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