Kiddo has been in rare form lately. I don't know what has come over him - maybe his Sunday school teacher said something that spoke to him or maybe his angel finally climbed back up on his right shoulder, but he has been pretty darn good these past few days. He has picked up his room each night after only being told once or, in one case, not at all. He's been much better about doing what he's been asked and being helpful to me. He's really been super sweet.
Still annoying with all the questions and the constant talking, but sweet nonetheless.
Twice today I had to say something to him though, that started with this: "You know, when you are in school, you won't be able to ___".
Ugh. It makes my heart sink just thinking about it.
We still haven't figured out what we are going to do or where we want him to go yet. And kindergarten registration is only a couple of months away.
I don't want him to go.
I want him to stay with me. I want to homeschool him myself.
I have a lot of selfish reasons for wanting to homeschool, and a lot of unselfish reasons. But the majority of the reasons center around sheltering and protecting him, which, while that might be good in some ways, it will ultimately be bad. I know he needs more socialization. He needs time away from me. I just wish public school wasn't our only option. It is not what I want for him at. all. At. All. At. All.
I can't even think about it without getting all upset.