Monday, June 10, 2013

Graduation Reflections


My daughter graduates from high school this week.

[Weep, cry, SOB!!!!] Sorry...I'll try to keep it under wraps for the rest of this post.

I've been reflecting on the last 13 years of my daughter's education. I learned a few things in that 13 years:
  • even if you've already packed a note for your child in his backpack, check the corner before you leave the house. Just sayin'.
  • if you can't tell the difference between your high schooler's room and the inside of a dumpster, SHUT. THE. DOOR.
  • AP stands for "aggravated parent"
  • snuggling on the couch with kids and a good book is memory making material.
And this biggie:

Homeschooling is the best thing for some kids. Public (or private) schooling is the best thing for some kids. And a combination of both is the best thing for others.

This child went to public school kindergarten. Then spent 1st-7th at home. Then spend 8th-12th in public school. I know some people worry about transitioning kids from homeschool to public. But here's the thing...a good education is a good education, no matter where you get it.

She is so ready for the world. And her momma is so not ready to send her off (...or to make the food and decorations for the upcoming grad party, hence the lack of posts you might see this week.)

I'm feeling mighty respectful of the educational decisions that individual families make for their kids. The decisions we've made have been hard. (Still making them as we try to decide which youngers are doing what for school next year.) But, at least this time, we got it right.

Feeling mighty thankful.

8 comments:

  1. Nice to cross at least one finish line. Congratulations to your daughter(and to you)!

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  2. Ahh, it's hard to see them grow up, isn't it? (And beautiful.) My son is 11, and I so miss the little boy. But there are new joys...

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  3. Oh, soooo bitter sweet. Huge hugs and high fives from FL during this wonderful time.

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    1. Thank you, Tamara! Do you have a graduate this year??

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  4. Bittersweet! And I totally agree that what's best will vary from kid to kid when it comes to educational choices. :)

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