Today was the day. Our boys woke up before the crack of dawn, beds were made, brekky was gone, they were dressed and ready to go. Yet it wasnt even 7.30 in the morning! They were smiling from ear to ear, and they even had their teeth brushed.
I guess you could say they were super keen and super excited. They have been asking to go to school since I can’t remember when….its been weeks of “When Are We Going To Enrol In School” nearly every day since we got to the Mackay area.
What I Did
I was making every excuse under the sun, and then some more to see if they would forget about wanting to go to school. Yet they didn’t. What I Did was what they wanted.
I enrolled them into the Local School yesterday. Then walked away with the thoughts “What Have I Done” ??? It so does not feel right, nor do I like what I Did. But they are so happy….and that is all I have ever wanted.
Kyle ready for Grade 2 ~
First Day at School!
I never listened to my Older Son, asking us to let him to stay in High School. I thought that he would get used to travelling and homeschooling on the road, but he never did. So I am trying to listen to my other sons…..but gee it doesn’t feel good.
I am so scared.
We are putting down so many roots in Mackay…..will we ever be able to now leave?
Years ago we lived in Mackay. And we once got told by the locals “Oh you will never escape from Mackay – it gets into your blood and you will come back”. That was over 13 years ago and I laughed at how stupid that sounded.
Yet time and time again I have heard the same thing from many more locals! (since we have arrived back here!) We have only be here for a short time, yet it feels like forever, (I do love exploring here but I dont want to be here as long as we were on the Sunshine Coast!).
It seems that I am the only one in our family with itchy feet….double damn it!
Cameron in Grade 5 ~
His first day back at school and he has the Naplan Test!
He was super happy as he got his second Breakfast at school…and it was free!
I am also so scared that our boys will want to ask to stay at School – yet I reckon that they are in for a big shock. They are not used to sitting down for long periods, they are not used to being told what to do, and when to do it, they are not used to writing with pencils in a book for long periods of time. They are not used the school yard behaviour anymore.
I want to grab them and make a run for it….I loved the idea of Unschooling/Homeschooling/Free Schooling. They have learnt about “Life” rather than feed information that they do not need in the real world.
I am so scared about Kyle – he has the most craziest, sweetest, funniest, kindest nature. Will that be taken from him?
What about Cameron? Will the kids tease him about his different ways? Will they laugh at him, and make fun of him because of the way he speaks? Will he be able to keep up and make friends?
They are still so young, and soak up so much. Please let them take on the Good things and forget about learning the things they don’t need! Will I get a call to say they are not coping?
Will we ever leave Mackay?
Oh Please Universe….tell Me What Have I Done?
This is not what I image our new life on the road to be like, but I guess sometimes things in life happen for a reason…I guess I just need to find that reason?? There has to be something/anything that will be good for us from this time sitting here!
Here Are A Few Answers To The Questions We Are Getting:-
* No our younger two are not going back to school because I want them to, nor do I have to work.
* It’s not something that I wanted To Do, its something our boys have wanted for a very long time.
* No I will not be going back to Nursing – I walked away from that career with the knowledge that it broke my heart into two and I would never ever be able to do it again.
* We will be going be getting away from it all with a few camping weekends! So can’t wait, as we are going to be heading to places where there is no power
* I know my boys will be fine – they have wanted this for so long….its more about how we are now getting too settled for my itchy feet!
* If I could have my time over again, I so would have travelled since our boys were babies!
I Have Done What I Think Is Best At The Time…..
but gee it sure suxs.
New Life on the Road.