Don't get me wrong I hold education in the HIGHEST regard- everyone who knows me knows I think even tertiary education is extreemly important. It is just school I have this problem with. So are these normal mother feelings? Do all mums come to the end of term 2 & ask if maybe 2 terms of school are sufficient? Do you ever get used to these feelings? Do you ever look forward to sending your darlings off to school? Do you keep thinking the holidays can't come soon enough? OK enough of my ramblings. I know that the school he goes to is one of the best state schools I've ever heard of , but I don't think it would matter where he was going, I just hate sending my darling off into the wide world - all I can do is wrap him in prayer & trust God to do the rest!!P.S. The go kart is up & going & is requested daily for riding too & from the bus stop!!
Friday, June 6, 2008
This year my eldest, Zai, started school. I really greeted this with dread, but I assumed that was normal for all mothers. I LOVE having my kids at home with me, so I was prepared to feel "teary" on his first day. What I wasn't prepared for was the ongoing feelings I have towards him going off to school. I hate school - that's right, me , the mum, not Zai, but I hate it. I hate having to take my baby up to the bus stop & put him on the bus everyday & have him whisked away for 7 hours, being influenced by others with very different standards to me. I hate the fact that his teacher holds different values to me -will she tell him to seek God in his decisions - no of course she won't - she's not allowed. I hate the fact that when I wanted to help him at home, his teacher said " well that won't help him work independently" - INDEPENDENTLY - he's only 5. ( I did show him & it only took me about 3 minutes to get him to understand where his difficulty was).