Haven't posted in forever. Nice to see Mothering thriving :)
BG: We are not planning on sending DD3 to school.
Have been reading and planning for years. Dozens of reasons.
Is anyone here upset or bothered by the actions of parents who post pictures of their children, some crying, some blissfully unaware, on their way to school? Some are going for the first time.
It brings back memories for me: How excited I was about kindergarten... and then how disappointed.
I locked myself in a bathroom stall with my mother pleading with me to come out for the first day of school every year after that up until 4th grade, when I resigned myself to the sentence I felt public schooling was.
I am upset with some parents who seem to be unaware of the feelings of their children.
I don't know many of these people well, they are "FB Friends" mostly.
And, of course, there is the unending stream of ads and news stories talking about getting rid of the kids after being trapped with them all summer.
Do any of you see the same things and feel the same way?
I am not condemning those who send their children to school.... I just personally find it hard to watch.