"What do you do for school with your kids?"
Good question. We are just discovering the craziness of the hockey life vs. school for our children. My daughter is in 1st grade, and my son is now in preschool...so we are really just having to deal with the challenges of educating our children while on the move twice a year.
Once upon a time, when my children were young(er)...and I was thinner...ahem, excuse me, I got side-tracked. We never worried about moving so much. Sure it was hard to pack up and relocate over and over again, as I explained here. But schools were never a worry in my head. I would take my children to visit my family for a full month in September, while my husband was in training camp. We would take off during All-Star break in February without a worry in the world. When Hockey season ended, we would pack up our things and head for the cottage to begin our (non-playoff) long summers. Life was good!
|First day of the first Kindergarten class!|
|The same school, finally!!|
So yes, we move A LOT...Our kids will see many cities, and many different schools along the way. But I truly believe that it is not the school, but the HOME that makes your child who they are. I have known many acquaintances who grew up in the same home and went to the same schools their whole adolescent life....and they turned out quite messed up. If I make our home (where ever it may be) a loving and safe place for our children...they will turn out just fine!
How about you? Did you stay in the same school district, or did you move around growing up. What are your thoughts on this?