I spent much of last week talking to a few friends about my personal lack of desire to discuss schooling. Comparative conversations; charter, progressive, public etc We are where we are, and the choice feels personal and layered. But the more I think about the conversations, the more I realize that I may be in pregnancy parenting book zone again!
Do you remember that time? It is that odd stage of pregnancy when everyone swears by a certain method or book. I found it really overwhelming then. I stayed away then. Once, we found a stack of pregnancy books and swore we’d read them and eventually, just let them compile with the stack of unreadables. I’m sure they were insightful and beautiful, but my personal comfort in parenting is in just gut-feeling and asking questions with real-life living role-models. Too much information feels like a bad thing. And the school conversations often feel the same.
Last week, we registered Oak for pre-k. It was a bit of a relief. It was also everything else that comes along with realizing its’ just that time of his life and our lives. I want to know I am making all the right decisions, but I just don’t. None of us do. So I am just feeling. And right now, as River grows too, I realize our path feels right. Maybe, the gut-feeling is louder and more accurate than I previously thought.
Speaking of books, if I had to recommend, I’d highly recommend this one!