On Thursday, I sent a letter to the school office via my eight year old, sent an email to the other daughter's teacher, and marched myself down to the district office with official paperwork in hand. It all went very smoothly. Everyone was nice and my younger daughter's teacher was down-right encouraging.
All fabulous. Good-to-go. Which is why it is rather ironic I have spent Saturday with rolling panic attacks. I'm dealing with a couple of other unrelated issues, so I am trying to sort out which one(s) in particular is getting to me.
One issue is a paperwork nightmare I won't go into.
Another is the Chrome Cast I ordered. I have been thinking about all the Netflix and YouTube videos we are planning to use as part of history and science. The Chrome Cast seemed like a great solution to watching the videos together on a bigger screen. Could NOT get the darn thing to work. SO frustrating!
And, of course, the third issue is this huge life change of homeschooling. It is a flaw in my personality that I want everyone to like me - and my decisions. Even when the responses to a decision are positive, I sometimes have an emotional crash after having worried about how people will respond. It's something I've been working on. The other part of the homeschooling change is that it is CHANGE. Mind you, I handle most change pretty well. I've had to become highly adaptive. But really big changes - even good ones - require an emotional readjustment. Thanks to my genetic wiring, I handle large emotional readjustments with panic attacks.
So whether the real issue is paperwork and bureaucracies, (my) maturity and adjustment issues related to homeschooling, or the darn Chrome Cast that refuses to cooperate despite my best troubleshooting efforts, I'm coping the best I can. Which mostly means reading a good book, snuggling my kids, and enjoying some chocolate.