Monday, 17 August 2009

Taking the plunge

It’s been a hard few weeks. We’ve talked and talked and talked about it. We’ve asked family and friends about it. In some ways it’s been both the hardest and the easiest decision we’ve ever had to make…

What am I talking about? Home Ed.

‘B’ has struggled with school ever since she started going. Without going into any of the finer details, we came to the conclusion that no matter how many meetings we have with the school, no matter how many times I try to explain it (and believe me I’ve lost count of the number of times I have tried to explain it), we just aren’t making any progress at all.

I don’t think ‘B’ can take another winter like the last 3, I don’t think I can either. What everyone seems to forget is that I’m the one who has to pick up all the pieces when it all goes wrong…

It didn’t help that we both had different thoughts on the subject. Ultimately we both want to do what’s best for our daughter. It’s a huge responsibility and it wasn’t a decision that we made lightly.

We’ve started looking into Home Ed a long long time ago, I guess I always had a sneaky feeling this was the road we were going to take at some point. So now we have, what does it feel like? In a word, liberating.

We have tried to fit our square peg into a round hole for so long, now it’s time to make a new hole, one that’s ‘B’ shaped. On those days when she can’t bear to wear any clothes we’ll be doing lessons in her PJ’s!

‘B’ is excited, I’m excited, Dad is wary! He learnt along time ago to trust my instincts, he knows we‘re going to be OK.

We’ll keep the Blog updated with how things progress. I’m now off to write an Educational Philosophy Statement for the LEA, I wonder what I’ll put in it?

Til next time
’B’s Mum