Indeed ! With our first two, my husband took them with him to the private school where he was teaching. It was a Waldorf school, so they got wonderful art, craft, languages, etc. and I liked that they were experiencing that, but I did miss them. After all, from the time they were born until they were 5 I had totally enjoyed devoting my time to them. As a faculty wife I did get a lot of opportunities to help in the classrooms, so I wasn't completely cut off ... Yeah, I was puzzled by parents who complained about having their kids home during school vacations. When they were in 5th grade, the student population had become so toxic from being mostly wealthy two-career families that we had to take them out - even though we really value Waldorf education AND our tuition was free! So after that we combined homeschool with attending some classes like science or algebra. I LOVED it !!
at 6:28 PM on Jan. 19, 2009