Today would have been my son’s first day of school.
Instead, he’s going to be at home, probably having a nap during the 2 hours he would have been at school. (Children go for 2 hours a day for the first 3 weeks). We’ll read some great stories, he’ll have his lunch, then snuggle under the covers for some much-needed rest. When he wakes up, he’ll be a bit grumpy, so I’ll cuddle him, read to him again, then he’ll be off playing.
He’s only 4 and he still takes naps; home is where he should be.
I told him this morning that today is the first day of school. He said, ‘But I’m not going…I’m homeschooled.’
It feels real now.
Still not sure when we’ll have our first, sort of ‘official’ day of school. We already do a lot of casual educational things as it is, but he is ready for a bit more structure (with those all-important naps worked in). It’s Ramadan (see post below) so we’re concentrating on religion right now, and I’ll need at least another month of planning, so maybe November. We’ll see.