Tuesday, February 14, 2012


I admit it. When it comes to my children I can be considered unplease-able. It's true. I don't deny it. I quit my job (that I loved) to stay at home because I was unpleased with the alternatives.

And it should come as no surprise when my view of their education is no different. I have high standards. I have high expectations. Admittedly, my children had a couple years of formal preschool preceded by a mom that used to teach giving them instruction at home. By the time these boys hit school, they were more than ready!

All I ask of education in regards to my children is: A) that they are continually moving forward in their learning and B) that their love to learn is not extinguished at this tender age.

I enrolled them in a school that was not my top choice, but instead better than the school we are zoned to go to. It took a few months before I came to the realization that I was not as happy as I wanted to be. I began searching but really struggled with the idea of changing them mid-year. I struggled and struggled, but got to a point where the change was going to happen, so why not sooner than later?

I did a little research and found a school I am happy with. I met with the principal (in essence he interviewed me and I interviewed him). We both left the meeting seemingly happy. So, I enrolled the boys in that school and gave them the big news. They took it better than expected, change is always a bit traumatic.

They started at the beginning of February and I am very pleased. They are still adjusting and not necessarily ecstatic that I moved them. I know that in the long run this was a great choice. Here are the boys in their new school sweatshirts.

1 comment:

Becky said...

So glad you were able to find something you are happy with and that the transition went well for the boys! I've been wondering what you decided to do. I'm happy for you that the stress of that situation is done!