Back to School

Back to school is quickly approaching! My kids only have 10 more days left of summer. I am kind of relieved and kind of sad. They are such a handful at times!! Every summer I hope to give them a great summer, but it doesn’t always turn out the way I plan. Mostly because I am not working and I am still learning how to budget on one income that barely covers everything a family of six needs.

It’s hard to believe I have a fourth, third and first grader! I considered home schooling them this year only because of all the problems they were having with other students both at school and on the bus. They were looking forward to it, as was I actually, but after they had meet the teacher day, they all changed their minds. It is probably for the best considering I have the baby, and honestly, I have yet to figure out how I was going to school three kids in three different grades without losing my sanity and staying focused. Plus I  am still working on going back to school myself.

My husband had me convinced that the common core just is not a good thing. I want my children to have a good education, not just learn the basics to get by. To be honest I don’t even fully understand what exactly the common core is, I just know it isn’t the greatest thing. Our school district, however, just voted against using the common core, so we will see.

Another thing I fear is the exposure to all the other children. I know it is a good thing for them. I guess I am just trying to hold on to their youth and innocence for as long as I can.

Our school district always starts early, but the kids get a lot of time off for spring, winter, and fall break. Plus they get out early, as long as we don’t have bad winters. This past winter was the worse winter we have had in a very long time. They were off for a whole week because of the weather! I live in Missouri so our crazy weather is normal. One thing is for sure, I will miss the screaming, chaotic days when my monsters go back to school!!



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