While I was reading the morning paper, the following quote caught my eye. More over is was that the following quote was called a Gem!
"If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers." -Edgar W. Howe
Now isn't this statement fitting with what one hears at the end of August. Everywhere you turn mothers are talking about how excited they are to be sending their children off to school. "They will finally be out of my hair", "Oh, it is so good for them to be away from me" and "The pre-school teacher told me that they cried half of the day, but it was good for them." These are all comments I have heard from passing mothers in small talk at summer picnics.
Do you know what my main reason was that I started this homeschooling adventure? I like my children! I did not want to see their little five year old selves walking up to the school and their hearts aching for their mother. I could not suffer in such a way and have my children gone away from me for such a long time.