I have withdrawn my oldest son from our charter school, and the freedom we feel because of this is wonderful. I use to be stressed about all the requirements we had to meet, and I would pressure him to work, and then we would have very little time for anything else. I finally grew fed up with all the requirements and standards we had hanging over us, which seem to have gotten harder this year because he is in 7th grade, so I pulled him.
This means that I am more relaxed and so is he. I no longer feel the need to stress about his work, and we suddenly have plenty of free time to do what we want. In our new-found freedom, we have re-discovered our love of morning hikes. Kingsley is quite happy about this and so is Decca.
Here are a few pictures from our morning hike this morning. It was a great way to start the day.