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#1 of 4 Old 01-21-2003, 01:51 PM - Thread Starter
 
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DD is so sad! We called her friends mom to see if they wanted to go to the park, and she tells me that her oldest DD started public school today! OUT OF THE BLUE! My dd is so sad. She is crying and doesn't want to go to the "homeschool" park day.
I feel so bad for her.
What gets me is the mom NEVER said anything to us, that her dd was going to be going to PS at all. We see them 1-3 times a week. It hurt my feelings too. Not that she needs my OK or anything, but our kids are friends. She could have said something.

We are just a bunch of sad homeschoolers today!



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This is such a tough surprise! I'm so used to our schedule, or lack thereof, that I forget about the time taken up by school. My dd doesn't understand the whole *not available til after school* logic... We'll be going to our hometown this weekend, the bonus is we can see the HS friends without upsetting our PS friends, they're on totally different schedules! It's been quite a challenge for me to explain to her why I make different decisions for *our* family than my best friends make for *their* families. Of course, last year when everyone was home, I thought I had them convinced to continue the homeschooling trend But they like their perception of *time off* I can see that they're waaaay more stressed out because of the daily time constraints, but there's no convincing them.
I hope your DD is okay with this soon, that's a tough thing to explain

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I guess what upsets me the most is the fact that the girls got along so well, and the mom never said a word to us about it. In fact they played together last week and nothing. PLUS we have been taking there two older kids to the park with us for about 3 months now. And she didn't even call to tell us? It is just weird.

I know her and I went "great" friends, but I always got along well with her. My feelings are hurt just as much as my poor DD!



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That is sad for you and your child (((hugs)))

I can see why it all seems weird, but I can also kind of see why the Mom may have been tempted not to talk about it with other homeschooling parents. Even though there are probably many who would be very understanding, she might assume that she would have to answer a bunch of questions and justify everything. Also, there could be something going on like family illness, problems with present or ex-spouse, depression, her daughter constantly saying that "Mom, everything you do is boring and I'd rather go to school" etc. that she doesn't feel ready to talk about--mid-year enrollment is a little unusual.

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