Saturday, June 2, 2012
Secret Mommyhood Confession - I Fantasize About Homeschooling
I've been a bit out of commission lately...at least when it comes to blogging. It all started with laryngitis, which morphed into a head cold, which morphed into a lovely (not-so) little sinus infection, which would not go away!
But I'm back and it's Saturday night, so it's confession time.
Lately I've been fantasizing about homeschooling my boys.
But it's not for the reasons you might think.
I'm quite happy with the school that Big T is in. It's a small school, only 15 in his class. I like his Teacher, the other kids, the other parents.
No, the reason is not the school or the way it's run or the way the kids are taught.
It is for purely selfish reasons.
I can't stand the morning rush of trying to get to school by 9am. The 3pm pickup is equally brutal. To put it bluntly, I hate it. I hate having to rack my brain as to what to put in my kid's lunch when he won't eat a sandwich, pasta, soup, a wrap...it's difficult to say the least. I just want to stay home in the morning. I worked late the night before, was up in the middle of the night, sleeping in a loft bed next to one of my lads, up at 6am - that's 3 hours before school even starts - and frankly I just don't want to go.
It was my birthday last Monday and for "my" day I decided to keep Big T home from school.
Now, some may think I've lost my mind, and wouldn't I want to send my kids somewhere, ANYWHERE, to get a bit of peace & quiet. And you're right, that would be a happy birthday to me!
But this was better.
Armed with my iPad and iPhone, I sat the boys on the couch, put my electronic babysitters in their 'lil hands, and I stayed in my pjs, drank my 2nd cup of joe and pinned my morning away!
And life was good.
And I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
Too bad I have to wait another whole year for my next birthday.
I'm sure there will be another occasion which would warrant a lazy 'weekday' morning of keeping the boys home from school so I can stay in my jammies for 1/2 the day.
I see National Aboriginal Day is coming up.
Posted by Mommy Inconsistent at 11:56 p.m.