I can hardly believe our girls have been in school for a month already. So the question over coffee this morning, what do we think – homeschool vs private school? Have we made a good choice taking a break from travel and putting our teens in school for the first time? Are the girls happy? What does the school think, are we making a good impression? Should we pull the plug, pack the bags and head back on the road?
Too much to tackle on a Friday morning, so I’ll just review the day so far. So, let’s compare the old and the new, homeschool vs private school:
Homeschool vs Private School
The start to the day
|Homeschool→||Sleep until we are ready to get up.|
|School →||Alarm clock wakes me in the middle of an awesome dream.|
|Homeschool→||Relaxed, casual dress, even pajamas if we want.|
|School →||Pressed and clean uniforms everyday.|
|Homeschool→||Just add a hat on a bad hair day.|
|School →||Neat and tidy, conservative style tied with a black or blue ribbon|
|Homeschool→||Study, swim, culture, tour, museum we decide on the day.|
|School →||Load our girls into the car and drive to school.|
Add making lunch before breakfast and my life actually seems more hectic.
That is until they are gone for the morning. Then it is coffee with hubby on the deck (from the first week):
Relaxing and slowing down for a while isn’t so bad.
+1 Private School
And a few other points:
Girls are happy, they are making new friends, problem solving and participating in a whole array of new sports.
+3 Private School
Final score, Homeschool 4, Private School 4
We will give it another month, although I do have itchy feet that are ready to get back on the road.
I don’t want you to leave here without laughing at me at least once, so I thought I would share a little school incident from yesterday:
ME: Is this where I leave things for my daughter?
SCHOOL: Yes, what is this?
ME: It’s her lunch.
SCHOOL: Does she know to come and pick it up?
ME: Yes, she text me to let me know she forgot it . . . oh, s%*& . . . oh sorry . . . she’s not supposed to text, is she . . . did I just get her in trouble.
Tweetable Laugh Quote for the Day:
So what do you think – homeschool vs private school?