I am not admitting defeat.
I have decided to temporarily enroll The Oldest into public school for a little while. I have had a couple people say to me that I must not been a successful homeschooling parent and that I have been defeated. This is very far from the truth. We have been extremely successful. These people know who they are and some of them read this blog.
I am here to tell these people that this choice was not made lightly, and it's a choice that was extremely difficult for our family to make. There were several factors weighing on our decision...and none of those factors have anything to do with my success as a homeschooling parent. I have been very successful. The Oldest is very bright and her reading, writing, spelling, and math are way beyond 1st grade level, the grade that I am enrolling her in. She will not suffer.
We had to look beyond the individual needs of our child and look at the needs of our entire family and the situation that we are in. I am first and foremost, a child of God. Secondly, a wife and mother. Thirdly, a teacher to my children. I do not need to justify to any of you why we decided to do what we are doing because none of you hold any of those positions in this family. We are doing what is right for our family at this time. I am at complete peace regarding this decision. And I really don't need any of you trying to make me feel badly or regret what we are doing.