Who in her right mind would drive an hour out of her way to attend a meeting which lasts five minutes? Just so she can attend alone? Me. Guilty.
Last year, we enrolled Max in the Early Intervention speech therapy class through the school system. It was invaluable. This year, however, he is not going to attend. The director was surprised (as he still "qualifies" for the class) and needed to schedule an "exit strategy session" to develop a plan of action for Max.
So...here I am...a homeschooling mom of five kids who wants to withdraw her son (against recommendation) from a public school program. Let's just say I thought it best to be in full composure lest I fuel questions of my ability to teach.
I guess I feel somewhat of a need to guard what people think of homeschooling. Coming into a meeting with four boys can often go very well. On the other hand, on the wrong day it can be a disaster. On days I know schooling will be brought up, I try to avoid the disastrous times.
Homeschooling. You just can't understand it until you do it. To some people it is admirable. To others it is wrong. To most people...its just weird. For us, it works.
Side note: The teacher was very supportive about my wanting to continue Max's speech therapy at home and I did get some nice quite time in the car driving back and forth from Corvallis to Albany to shuttle the kids to Aunt Janine's. I highly recommend the program through the school system. At least the one in Albany. :)