If I am completely honest, I have to admit I avoid the road that takes me past their old school if possible. When we do have to go by, it never fails that one of the kids will comment about their old school. Their comments are filled with nostalgia. I can't help but ask them about it.
Do you miss it? Do you want to go back?
I fear the answer will be yes. I worry they will want to go back to school because it matters to me what they want. So far, every time I pose the question, the answer has been no.
No way! Nope. Are you kidding?
And I feel relief and vindication at getting that answer. The thoughts fill my head...
See! This is better! They LOVE it!
But what if they didn't? What if the answers start to come back with less certainty? What if they said...
Maybe. I don't know. It might be nice.
What would I do then? Would that change anything? Would their wanting to go to school outweigh the benefits of homeschool?
No! Not yet! Maybe later.
Homeschooling is full of moments where doubt creeps in, but there is no reason to borrow trouble. Homeschooling has been the right choice for us and I do not think that will change any time soon. I have to remind myself that I will handle the future when it gets here. If the circumstances change, if my children change their mind, or it no longer seems the best for any other reason, I will consider those new developments at that time. For now, homeschooling is exactly right for us as a unit and for each individual as well.
And really, that is all I need to know to continue on.