Getting more and more excited! Sorry, it's long, I can be chatty, LOL
I always dreamed of homeschooling. I had such issues with the public school system and I just never wanted my child to go through that. But I had to work and DH was against it and when we had our son it just wasn't a battle I could afford to debate over. I pretty much accepted the fact that it wasn't going to happen and that was that.
Fast forward to a few months ago, I quit my job (we could afford to with the money DH is now making with his job) to stay home and take care of our son, who is special needs (PDD-NOS). In a month's time, we went through 3 daycares (after he'd been home with DH for over a year), it just wasn't going to work.
I sent him back to PPCD. Of course his major issue is that he's easily distracted, doesn't settle down like he's supposed to, is disruptive. He had good and bad days, sometimes more bad than good (at home, it's different--he's not a perfectly behaved child all the time here, but he just doesn't act up as much). There are a couple of aides in the classroom though, so there's 3 adults helping out with that. And he gets a little bit of OT and PT (as well as ST), but probably not enough to make a huge difference. He's supposed to start Kindergarten next year, no aides, just the teacher, in a big class. He's smart enough to go, one reason why they don't want to hold him back in PPCD again, he's too smart for it. But we know things are not going to be better in K. So DH tells me he wants me to homeschool. He's done a complete about face on his feelings on the whole matter. I'm still floored.
I admit, over the last couple of months, I've been hesitant. I'm not good with organizing or planning and I didn't think I could do it. I mean, if I just had to rely on myself, I probably couldn't. But my friend is stepping in to help, so that's a big relief. She has been homeschooling for years and she is going to help me get the lesson plans set up. That's just the boost I needed. I know that may not be the traditional way of doing things when it comes to homeschooling, but it's what's going to work for us.
So I am excited now. Yesterday, I ordered the first set of materials we'll be using, so it's really official now (the site I'm using is having a big sale right now, just sayin', LOL). He's going to finish out his current school year in PPCD this month, and then that's it for him, and it's all up to me (and my friend, LOL).