I'm still among the living.
I've been in a long season of something. Can't really identify it and since I don't know what it is, I can't really ramble on about it very well. So I've been quiet. I guess a bit more introspective/reflective but not feeling called to share it.
Anyway. We have made kind of a major decision around here in regards to the schooling saga. We are sending Isaiah to a University-model school in town that is Christian value based and will only require Isaiah to attend physically 2 days a week.
The more I got into figuring out the problem, the more I knew the solution was to find him a different outlet. The boy needs independence from me. We were (are) driving each other nuts to a degree. He needs independence from his younger siblings. They both with thrive under a few days of detachment from each other, I believe. And we needed the accountability without having to be away from home 5 days a week, 8 or so hours a day. And I think this will meet all of those needs.
It'll be a bit more money than we are used to paying out, but I believe the rewards will outweigh the cost.
The worries are still there - Is he a strong enough student (as in hard worker)? Is he too far behind to make the transition go smoothly? Will the money continue to be there? Will there be enough kids in his class? But really, why worry at this point. What's done is done and what needs to be done will be worked toward. I'm just excited that this may actually work!