Friday, June 29, 2007

Back to School

It's back to School on July 10th... for me that is. I called and set up an appointment for me to take my placement tests so I can get my GED. I go the 10th and take some tests, then go back on the 11th to find out how my test scores look, and what my schedule will look like.

I have no worries at all about getting the GED with a quickness - except for the math. I'm seriously mathematically challenged. I guess I better wear flip flops so I can at least count to 20...

I'm not going to lie. I'm doing this because I want to homeschool Terra, and need a GED or a highschool diploma to do so. Unfortunately, Scott isn't so sure about this homeschool thing... So I'm hoping he'll change his mind, and if he does, I'll be ready. If he doesn't, I'll have my GED and find some other courses to take that I can use to get a good job (maybe even a career!) after she starts school.

I can't believe my youngest is just a year from starting school. Or that I'm just a year from being in a position to have my days to myself to go to school or get a job or whatever.

I'm worried I won't feel like a mom... I mean, of course I'll be a mom, but I've had a young child, not old enough to go to school, pretty much since I was 17, with the exception of 1 year, during which Bren was in kindergarten and I was pregnant with Terra.

I feel like I'm about to start a new chapter in life... And it's scary and exciting to think about. And one way or another, my GED is going to be step one in that chapter.


  1. You have my full support.
    AND respect.

    One of my dear friends is a homeschool mom and she's just amazing. A 100% incredible mom who puts all her resources into inspired parenting and teaching. Her girls are exposed to such a magical world, and time spent with her is always an inspiration.
    That said, I'm sending my baby off to first grade this older large part because he loves school and I keep hoping for 'the one.' Teacher, that is.
    My baby baby wants to spend time with other kids as much as possible. I'm not ready to let her go, but what can ya do?
    I wonder if I don't want to put her into preschool because I'm afraid of what I'll do without a kid in the house.
    I keep thinking I should be doing more with her before she's grown and disenchanted with me.

    Homeschooling has so many great opportunities for children these days, it's good to know it's always an option.

    I don't know what I'm trying to say.
    Just proud of you and glad to hear you're doing well.

  2. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    For School!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YAY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Look out world. Here she comes.

  3. Congratulations, Erin! Whether you use it to be able to home school, or decide to move into some kind of career, I know you're going to be glad you did this.

  4. Hurrah for you! It's a good move. Good luck!

  5. That's truly great, E. I'm proud of you on so many levels.

    Homeschooling is a great alternative to a crumbling public school system, and is an issue I'm sure I'll be coming up against soon. If you do decide to homeschool her, I know I'll be following along to learn the pros and cons. I can always count on you for honesty. :)

  6. Gee, I thought the great idea of sending the kids to school is to get the free babysitting. Ok, the schools are bad, but so what? How important is literacy and math ability to kids? Just make sure they are great athletes and get good careers in the pros.