My dh and I actually had to do a similar thinking last week. I have chronic health problems, and right now they are acting up. My doctor actually suggested that I consider sending my kids to ps in the fall to help simplify my life a bit, mostly because she's worried about the things my heart are doing right now. So, dh and I did seriously discuss it and try to figure out if ps or hs was going to be the better choice with our current lifestyle. With psing, I have to make sure everyone has appropriate clothes washed and ready daily, fill out paperwork to petition to get a bus stop assigned to my street corner I live on because my health doesn't allow me to take 4 kids to the bus stop a half mile away at a dangerous intersection, deal with field trips, homework, calls from the principal, fighting to get dd1 the services she needs for her learning challenges, and a ton of other stuff. Now, most of that stuff actually would cause more problems with my health, as it is the stuff that requires me to be standing or moving or talking that is hardest for me physically. With hsing, I can lie on the sofa and read aloud or teach a math lesson, although I have the stress of being solely responsible for their educations and that is a HUGE stress for me. But honestly, stress from responsibility causes me a lot less problems than physical exertion does right now. Yes, its a really difficult juggle with hsing and being a FT college student (taking my classes online, thank goodness for good laptops and wireless internet access) but its a lot easier than the ps juggle with my college classes. At least, at this point its easier because I have little kids..................
I really don't get that arguement that hs is too hard on mom. But maybe its just because of my particular situation.
Cat- hsing momma to a wild crew of kids
Melissa 4/03, Lydia 5/04, Kimberly 1/06, Jordan 9/07, PJ 2/12, and Nate 5/14