I've actually been counting days until I can re-enter the workforce and develop myself professionally. I'm also not the talented domestic goddess that so many of my peers (at least) appear to be.. I have three small children. I simultaneously love them and crave space from them.
The problem is that the Common Core is getting implemented in public and even private schools. After some thorough investigation, I know that CC isn't right for my children and my family. Homeschooling is the only escape, at least in my area, because the only private schools that I'd consider are all jumping on board with CC.
Even without CC, the teach-to-the-test nonsense is driving me crazy and put unhealthy pressure on my kindergartener last year.
My issues with our public school have been entirely systemic. We couldn't have had more wonderful and talented teachers, and the parents are passionate and involved in the school.
I just think it would be better to go into homeschooling if I were enthusiastically wanting to do it, not because I feel forced into it by a school System that has failed us. :-( On the other hand, my love for my children makes me do crazy sh*t for them, sacrifices that I know are right but don't always want to make.
I don't know where they'd be better off--in a school with educational tactics (and even some policies) to which I'm vehementally opposed, or home with a burned out mama who'd honestly rather be somewhere else and is clumsily working her way through the homeschooling routine. (No flames, please. I want to be honest without facing judgment. )
Let's please keep this thread from veering off on any Common Core-related rabbit trails. You can even replace CC with some other factor in your school system that frustrated you. I mostly just need help processing my feelings as a potential "accidental homeschooler."
Did any of you enter into homeschooling kicking and screaming? Or at least reluctantly? Did you grow to love it? Burn out? Neither? Any thoughts or advice?