I admire all homeschooling families, I really do. I think it's truly honorable to go against the mainstream in the best interest of a child and home educate. And I gave it a good shot.
That being said, my children are officially on a wait list for our parish school for next fall. If they two big kids do get in on an opening and we can make the financial end work, they will be going "back to school".
I know that leaving the house for school will add even more chaos to our lives but I truly miss the experience it offered. The teacher in me misses school days. And who knows what will happen. If school doesn't work out, I can always bring them back home. I don't sound like I'm trying to justify myself, do I??