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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I got a job today. I should feel 100% grateful, but I feel 90% sad.

I really wanted to find a job that would let us keep homeschooling, but I failed.

I'm going to be teaching, at a well-regarded school. Both my children can attend. Still, the thought of my dc sitting in desks, doing whatever work someone else chooses to put in front of them makes me want to cry.
post #2 of 16
if i couldnt homeschool, that would be my 2nd best scenario......dont feel bad.....at least you get to be there and see what is going on.
post #3 of 16
Unfortunately sometimes ya just gotta do what ya gotta do. It's a great thing that you & the kids will be at the same school at least I agree that you shouldn't feel like you failed, the kids will be at a great school that I'm sure they'll adapt to fine. Let's hope they get some rockin' cool teachers that will help encourage their love of learning
post #4 of 16
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post #5 of 16
I'm sorry, that must be so hard.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by darien View Post
I got a job today. I should feel 100% grateful, but I feel 90% sad.

I really wanted to find a job that would let us keep homeschooling, but I failed.

I'm going to be teaching, at a well-regarded school. Both my children can attend. Still, the thought of my dc sitting in desks, doing whatever work someone else chooses to put in front of them makes me want to cry.
You are very lucky to be able to be where your children are educated. Congrats!
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by darien View Post
I got a job today. I should feel 100% grateful, but I feel 90% sad.

I really wanted to find a job that would let us keep homeschooling, but I failed.

I'm going to be teaching, at a well-regarded school. Both my children can attend. Still, the thought of my dc sitting in desks, doing whatever work someone else chooses to put in front of them makes me want to cry.
You can be grateful and sad at the same time
post #8 of 16
I'm sorry. I had to put my kids back in school for the same reason, and it is truly heartbreaking.
post #9 of 16
Thinking of you.
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by kathymuggle View Post
You can be grateful and sad at the same time
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by hotmamacita View Post
You are very lucky to be able to be where your children are educated. Congrats!
I agree.

When my kids were in a school I was there constantly trying to volunteer doing 'something.' I think it's great that you will get to be there every day and will have a better chance at getting to know their teachers as well.
post #12 of 16
I'm there with you halfway. My dd will be attending school half-time starting mid-August. It will enable me to work more, which is good, but I'm going to miss our freedom and losing some of our homeschool time.
post #13 of 16
It was always the plan to homeschool our kids. But with the current economy I can't stay home. I have to work full-time and will hopefully start college classes soon (if we can find the money). So our kids will be going to school. Not what I wanted, not what I planned for. It makes me sad. But the future is unknown and maybe sometime in the future I can homeschool them. At least, that's what I tell myself.
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the congrats and commiseration, everyone.

I'm going to wander over to the school forum and try to feel excited....
post #15 of 16
I'm sorry you're feeling down about your kiddos heading off to school but getting a job at the school they'll be at sounds like an awesome compromise.

Ya' know, being able to make the decision to homeschool because that's what we feel is best for our kiddos is such a blessing..but sometimes you need to make decisions that are best for the whole family .
post #16 of 16

I might have to do this someday. Hoping not ... but then to cheer myself up I tell myself sometimes these "well regarded schools" actually try to implement some of the ideas we think about as homeschoolers.

yeah, it is a long shot, but one can always hope.
good luck and hope it is better than you expect ... and a learning experience nonetheless :-)
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