I look into private school for my area and we are looking at $1000k a month base. Which is insane.
I go to enroll him in PS and they tell me there is no orientation, and no tours available. They show up first day of class as 1 of 30 and jump right in. AND when I went to get paperwork the lady told me "I better hurry up" while filling out the piles of papers and some little shit walks up to my boy and gets within an inch of his face and burps. And what does his mom do?! Nothing!! Big surprise. And way to get my son excited to go here.
And final option is HSing. I have my DS who's 5, and DS who's 2.5. And I dont know where to start. I have been having major anxiety issues and leaving the house alone with my kids isn't really something I can do at the moment, but they can't be home all day either. I joined a HSing meetup group but haven't gone yet. I've researched a bunch of options on curriculum, but I still feel overwhelmed and under qualified to do this.
I HATED school from a young age. I was taunted and laughed at by kids and teachers because I wasn't good at studying, and reading aloud. Taking tests were a nightmare even though I knew the info. And I don't want that for my kid.
on top of that, my DS is such a sensitive guy. He has major attachment issues because the loss of a very close relative. And I just don't have it in me to make him stay and cry all day at school. He has a "trial day" this week at a private school and I know he's going to cry. And I hate that I'm looked at like I'm crazy for not wanting him to go through that unnecessary pain. I don't want him to have a negative association with learning.
I'm sorry for the long rambling vent. I just feel like I want to HS, but I feel like I don't have the book smarts and the backbone to tell people around me to mind their own business...
Any tips, advice, starting points, stories about how it was when you started would be appreciated! Thanks