Of all the dumb reasons I wish I could homeschool Kate, none of them are actually legitimate, good reasons for it. They mostly stem around convenience for us, like flexible travel and not having to get up early, neither of which is a valid (or reasonable) reason for not enrolling Kate in public school. Let's also just admit right now that I would probably stink at homeschooling because I don't like schedules, I don't have a great deal of daily discipline about some things, and Kate and I would probably drive each other crazy.
So yesterday was kindergarten enrollment. Kate had a full day too - it was her second to last Tuesday of pre-school (and the last time I had to write that monthly check, YES!), followed by gymnastics, and immediately from gymnastics we headed to her new elementary school to register her. She was so excited!
After filling out all of the necessary paperwork, I was given the parent packet of necessary information (PTA, here I come) and then we were given a tour of the school with a small group of other in-denial parents and eager little kids. They took a photo of Kate, asked her to draw a picture of herself and write her name on it, then she got to make a small bracelet with exactly 10 beads on it, and finally she got to join in on a little dance party in another classroom with another teacher. As we left, they gave her a bag of free books, pencil, sticker, and bookmark.
My girl is growing up!