What a wonderful thread!! This is our first year homeschooling. DS is a Kindergartener. He has asked about a B&M school, because so many of his park friends started K this year too. They all go to our local schools. The other day, DH & DS were driving past a school. The kids were just getting out. DS asked what they were doing, and DH explained. After hearing about sitting in a classroom at a desk, with no freedom to move about, no freedom to play when he's feeling burned out, no freedom to have a snack when he wants to, no freedom to get his "wiggies" out (without being reprimanded for being disruptive)....DS responded, "that sounds very boring. I'm glad I have school at home."
On his official first day of school, I took him to the front door and pretended to mount a scooter and put on a helmet. DH walked DS over to my "scooter", and put his "helmet" on him. He gave him a HUGE hug and told him to have fun at school...he acted emotional at the sight of seeing his son go off to school for the first time. DS laughed the whole way. We drove our scooter to our "school" (a spare room I set up as our "discovery" room) It's a quiet place we can go to get away from his rambunctious sissy, and learn new things....but I digress.
I'm so thankful that you mommas have posted such a great thread. I know DS will be excited to have books that talk about homeschooling, or about adventurous kids that are HS'd.