When we began homeschooling in 2001, we decided to take it year by year. Don’t get me wrong. I felt homeschooling was a calling, something I was supposed to do. But that didn’t make it any less overwhelming.
So, being the level-headed, open-minded, easy-going mom I thought I was, I lived by the motto: We’ll homeschool until it doesn’t work for us anymore. We’ll let our son decide if he wants to go to public high school.
Now, honestly, I’m not here to judge anyone. I firmly believe that every family has to do what they feel called to do as a unit. But for me, for my family, that motto is a cop out. It’s a non-committal stance based on fear.