I constantly find myself wanting to apologize to our son that things are better here (here as in this planet in general) for him.
We are struggling with whether to send him to Kindergarten in the fall. School is really scary to me and I worry about the impact that it will have on us as a family to have him away for so much of the day and so much of the week. In that respect, it isn't Kindergarten that worries me the most, but I have friends with first and second grade kids who routinely have an hour (or more!) of homework at night when they get home. I just cannot imagine having him gone all day and then coming home and spending nearly to dinner working on more school work. That just leaves so little time for us as a family. We do have some concerns though about whether homeschool would be the best choice for him and for how long we would be able to sustain it without me working. Oh man, it is just so overwhelming to even think about. I keep trying to remind myself that whatever we decide is not a permanent decision and that we can always change our minds but still it makes my head spin. Plus, I feel like him being old enough for school already is a complete surprise. Time goes so fast.
Then, I also worry about the crazy climate, the crazy politics, that so many people just sort have really bad ideas and on and on and on. I seriously spend time feeling really horrible that we sated our primal drive to procreate and saddled him with such a messed up place to live. Though, I do have hope that by the time he is old enough to realize how mixed up things are that they could be getting better. Also, I suppose it is somewhat about perspective and he could have an entirely different world view.
MommaHen, we are also in Wisconsin!