Ok. So Mike, Ellen and I went to a homeschool conference this weekend in St. Paul. I know Ellen is only 10-month-old, and honestly, we don't even know if we want to homeschool her or not, but it was great to get out there and just see what our schoolin' options are. Mike went to public school for most of his education, and he was also homeschooled for one year for which his mom gets 10 gold stars. I went to public school for a couple of years, and then did most of my education in Catholic school. So, we have a pretty wide angle view on the situation. You might call us education aficionados. Or not. Anyway, now we are just trying to figure out what will work best for Ellen. Coincidentally, that might just be the option that drives me the less crazy. (Is that a phrase?)
Let's take a break to look at a photo of my brother and me on the first day of school:
If you're wondering where you can get that outfit or any of the fantastic art pieces on the geometric fireplace mantle, it's simple. Just head on back to 1993 to your local Hudson's home furnishings. If you're wondering where you can get those expressions, you're out of luck. Those are all ours. Anyway, back to Ellen's school options.
I wouldn't say there is an advantage of one over the other. They all have their strengths and weaknesses. I'm glad I don't have to make the decision right now. I'm also glad that we are looking into everything early. As a former teacher myself, education is extremely important to me, so it is important that I put a lot of thought into it.
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