As I go about checking my emails and other stuff posted online, the house feels empty and the silence inside seems to echo. I hear other sounds outside but I do not seem to take much notice.

The kids are on their way to school now are there already at this time since the school service came around 5:30am. Yes, we are homeschoolers no more.

I know I should be thankful for this means less work and stress for me, the teacher mom, but then again, my two younger children have been with me for everyday for almost nine years, save for some time away they spent to stay with the grandparents.

I anticipated asthma attacks since I know the little boy will feel tired, imagine waking up 5am when he is used to waking up around 9am or even later. They get home very, very late since they have to wait for the school service to come back after bringing home the early graders.

We have done everything to keep the little boy‘s asthma attack at bay by not making him tired, wiping perspiration especially from his back, and giving all three of them healthy food. We were even on the lookout for allergy mattress covers.

I worried about how they will cope but it seems they are coping rather well. They say they miss being home and they miss me but they have found joy in meeting new friends, learning from other teachers beside me (hmph, LOL). They anticipate participating in clubs, performing onstage and riding a bus for field trips. In short, they just like going to school, “kahit nakakapagod” meaning, “it is tiring”. I really hope the enthusiasm will be like this till the end of the school year and I have a feeling that it will.

They didn’t have to adjust a lot since they have been “going” to their new school for years, to watch big sister perform in school programs or whenever we have to go there for an appointment.

I think I am the one having separation anxiety and not them 😀

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21 Jun, 2010 @ 10:09 am
des said:

aww. cheer up! don’t worry, they will learn a lot of new things in school that they can show you at home everyday. 🙂

27 Jun, 2010 @ 9:18 pm
Tina said:

Hello Teacher Julie,

I know it’s been awhile since I was active in the blogging world. This post caught my attention. I have to ask why you decided to put your kids in the regular schools after having been home schoolers?

Well I hope by now you have gotten over your separation anxiety.

Have a great school year!

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What was your children’s homeschool before?

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julie said:

We used to be with Catholic Filipino Academy of Bro. Bo Sanchez 🙂

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