I will not be celebrating the homeschooling holiday (PIOG)
The other day as my husband and I were browsing the school supply sales something hit me. In our country back to school is celebrated like a national holiday. Parents rejoice at the moment when they can finally be rid of their children again and resume their "normal" lives. If you are in the store with your children 9 times out of 10 the clerk checking you out will ask, with a warm smile on their face, "excited for back to school" or "bet you cant wait for school to start." Commercials drive home the joy of back to school, showing parents dancing through the store throwing supplies in their cart while their children fallow with down cast looks.
Well I am not celebrating this holiday. I find no joy in sending my children away for 10 hours a day. I find joy in watching my kids play nicely together. I find joy in knowing that they will continue to blossom and grow. I love the time I have with them and know its brief and I am lucky to have every second of it.
So to the clerk who asks with joy if I am happy "yes, yes I am because all those kids in school means less crowds for me"