I have been having a wonderful, relaxing time here in the Midwest. The kids and I are taking a break from school, so I haven’t been busy with that. In addition I left all the pets at home (of course), and so I have also been free of that responsibility. Add to this the fact that I hardly need to cook or clean here, and my days have been relatively free of worry and responsibilities.
While I have been enjoying this free time and filling it up with bird watching, great movies and books (I just finished A Northern Light which I highly recommend) I have also been using this time to think ahead to next year when I will have two high school freshman on my hands. I hate to admit it, but I am more than a bit worried about this stage. I don’t want to make any wrong decisions that may affect their future. I mean how guilty would I feel if I messed up their high school education? I would feel terrible!
So I am spending much of my free time worrying (perhaps unnecessary?) about this. I am thinking about all the different options out there and wondering which one will be right for us. It seems to me that there are far too many options out there nowadays making it hard to choose a plan, although I far prefer having too many options to having too few.
I still haven’t quite figured out what we are going to do, but I am starting to formulate a plan. I need to talk it over with the twins and see what they think. Then we will fine tune it and talk it over some more. I may not know exactly what I want to do, and I may be nervous about the whole thing, however I am sure about one thing. I want them involved in the process every step of the way. It is, after all, their education, and I want them to feel that they are the ones controlling it.