starting school

so it's here ... the day I have dreaded since the day he was born ... the day I hoped would never come, but you know what, now it's here I am actually quite peaceful about it ...

Billy started school today and this was the best picture I managed to get!!


His biggest upset was having to wear uniform ... but he did look cute!

We talked long and hard about home schooling him, and I would still love to, we even went to a wonderful homeschooling group on Friday mornings for a couple of years, but I had to face reality, that I have limited energy, that I have some other goals which I need to put my energy into. It was a really hard decision to make, and some of it was that as we are quite rural, with no other children near by, for him to have the friends we want him to have, that I would have to be off out with him a lot to clubs and groups and I just don't have the energy for that.

We are very blessed to have a school not far from us, a small school with a lovely caring ethos, a school that focuses on a lot of outdoors activity ... the only school I feel peaceful about sending him to. He is only part time to start with, so we can both get used to it ... how did my baby suddenly become a school boy?

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