Sometimes I feel like I don’t fit anywhere. My kids are spread over such a large age gap that it is hard to fit sometimes with a mom with only 2 somewhere in the middle of mine.
I’ve had 4 midwife assisted home births and a hospital birth. I’ve done preschool for 2 and not for 3. I’m a paradigm really.
I home school my youngest son, but I don’t really fit in that group either. I’m not a home school die hard. I’m not a stay at home mom. I don’t have exceeding amounts of patience.
I believe in the public school system. I have 4 children in it and all have done well there.
But I believe it isn’t set up for everyone. Certainly my youngest was failed by it. But no one system can meet every need in a community.
I don’t plan on home schooling until he graduates. It may happen that it becomes that l, but it isn’t my plan.
I just don’t really fit anywhere. Some parents in the school just think I don’t support the school any more because I home school. That isn’t true. Although I don’t support them to meet my son’s needs, but that’s why I home school.
So I often find myself displaced among parents I am with. I am a square peg in a round hole. I just don’t quite fit. And I’m not willing to shave the edges to make it fit.
I am me. This is my life. And I like my life. I do my best to make the best choices in every situation I am in. I do my best to make the best decisions for each of my unique children. Take me or leave me. It’s OK. I really only want takers who want me for all of me anyway!