Kindergarten started this week.
I was dreading this day since she turned five. (I didn't tell her that, obviously.)
We have never been apart from each other and I knew it was going to be rough.
I didn't know how rough it would be.
As the school year loomed closer I realized how much I believe in home school.
Not just because I want to be with her all of the time (even though I do), but also because I am afraid the California education system will crush her creative, nature-loving self.
Kindergarten here is SIX HOURS and in those SX HOURS they do absolutely NO exploring, NO nature walks, NO studies on animals, NO artistic endeavors (except starting next week she will paint a letter on a piece of paper.), NOTHING that makes Neely Neely.
She has sobbed every day and night since kindergarten started.
I hope it gets better, I hope so for her sake, but I also am not letting go of HER and of my idea of homeschool.
Hope next week is better.