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#1 of 8 Old 08-01-2002, 07:01 AM - Thread Starter
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No not MY kids.

All the public schooled kids who live in our apartment complex. I have to admit to feeling so much better when we get to have 7 hours away from them 5 days a week. Anyone else feeling this "back to school fever"?

Don't get me wrong I wish homeschool on every kid I meet but I seriously look forward to the days when they don't all show up on my doorstep at 8 am and when I can finally get my daughter back. LOL

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Ok, so I can stop feeling guilty for feeling this way?

I'm looking forward to being able to go to any public place, a museum, library, the pool!!!!!, without being jostled, bumped, run into, run over, being surrounded by screaming and yelling, kids throwing balls, throwing punches, basically, general pandemonium.

Ds doesn't want to leave the house until the end of the month, lol. We tried to visit the Children's museum here with a small group of other hser's last week. What a joke, the moms with young kids looked shell-shocked by the end of it, and if they weren't sure about not sending their kids to ps at the beginning of the day, they were by the end of it, LOL. School buses full of daycares and daycampers started showing up as soon as the museum opened, and kept coming all day long. It was all so overstimulating that some kids were just sitting corners crying or shaking. I'd been trying to interest ds in a daycamp this summer, so we could get a bit of break from each other (I'm a single mom, he's an only child, we could both use a little apartness this summer, lol), but he absolutely refused to consider anything except a small arts camp at a church down the street. I'm sure glad now that I didn't push the issue, the day camps were complete anarchy.

Ds and I have both been counting the days till summer break is over, sadly. He was looking forward to seeing some old ps friends (last year was his first hsing) but has found that he's no longer interested in the same things as his old friends, doesn't want to play in the same way, isn't interested in organized sports, so he's even more of the odd man out during summer break than he is the rest of the year. We've only got 3 weeks to go now. We're planning a really nice lunch out together, at a really fancy restaurant, to celebrate our back to school. Then we'll spend the day at the zoo and a few museums, LOL.

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Got to admit, I love going to the zoo and museums, our park w/o a crowd also. We do Disney in the off season too.
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I'm with you all! I haven't been to a public place (park, museum, etc.) in a while because they're just too crowded right now. I'm also ready to settle back into a routine and stop getting interupted every five minutes by kids knocking on our door!
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I'm right there with you. I've been homeschooling now for 12 years now and every summer at this time I'm ready for all the other kids to go back!

I have to say, though, I think it's really sad to hear Mom's saying they can't wait for their own kids to go back to school.
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Originally posted by SueDid

I have to say, though, I think it's really sad to hear Mom's saying they can't wait for their own kids to go back to school.
Yes, and have you seen the TV ads for back to school sales? There's one where the parents are CAGING their children to drag them off to school!! I only watch about one tv show a week, so I'm sure I havn't even seen the really bad ones.

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Ahh, the groups of kids from schools at the museam. That always ends our trip when they show up. We actually had our hs kindergarten group pushed down by a bunch of middleschoolers who wanted to see the bugs the girls were looking at. How sad is that.

I would like to see my dd occaisionally too so it will be nice when all the kids in the neighborhood are back in school and we start doing more with the other hs kids. She really freaks out in a croud and the little groups of hs are just right for her. Also she has picked up so many bad habits and attitudes this summer. She only has two neighborhood friends. Imagine if she was surronded by 30 others 7 hours a day withlittle supervision. She would be a total nightmare.

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I think that the whole point of parenting is too teach kids how to resist peer pressure
and to think for themselves regardless of them being in PS or home schooled. Isolating
the kid form "bad" influence of PS kids is not going to work forever. There is college
after all. Not all PS are alike. My neighbor home schools her kids and they are not
polite at all. I think everything depends on the school, parents and teacher not the type
of tools or system. I am sorry to say this, but museums etc. are public places and are
not reserved for small group of childcare who have a chance to go there during the
week day . It is for all of the children, PS or home shool. It is really not faire to
portray all PS children as some sort of monsters
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