Me and my ex have a very different opinion on homeschooling. My DS is a sophmore. We started homeschooling last year. Ex didn't want DS pulled from public school at all. DS and I won that fight and started homeschooling. Fast forward to now, we start actual designated homeschool classes August 11th. Ex wants to take DS to Georgia for a family reunion from Aug 27-Sept 8th.
I homeschool with 2 other people(my sister and our best friend). On 3 different grade levels. DS is not taught by me but by my sister. We are very structured (7 hrs a day-4 days a week) mostly because we are teaching 9 kids between the 3 of us. This year will be very rigourous for our older kids. They have Algebra 1, Biology, Am History, Literature, Language Arts plus Spanish. Papers and projects in both history and biology.
So, ex asked if DS could start working on school work now so he could remain caught up while in Georgia. Is it fair to DS or sister to ask this? And to top it all off DS leaves Sunday for 10 days at Boy Scout summer camp. If DS was still in public school these would be unexcused absences and he would not be able to make up missing assignments.
I know that DS wants to go meet family that he's never met before. I know ex really would like him to go BUT is it worth ending our summer early just so he can go? or asking my sister to start teaching lessons to 1 child and then having to reteach when school starts to the other 2?