It happened again. I got the " Come Hither" gesture. Another informal Parent/Teacher Interview.
(Sigh) Not again.
"Mrs. Payette, can I talk to you a minute? Have you noticed anything 'off' about Athena these past months? No? Well, I am having more trouble than ever. She is so distracted. I cannot keep her attention. I am constantly trying to usher her toward the group. I can't get her in from recess. She is the last one outside and then I can't get her attention to come in. It is getting worse."
And then Athena comes out of her class. The last one again. Of course. She looks exhausted. She looks defeated. And then she sees me. " Mama!" And she puts her boots on and bolts out the door. She runs halfway home. She laughs. She talks excitedly. She is free!
And so today is her last day of school. She has to hand in her library books and collect her things.
It is official. I gave written notice. I am withdrawing her from school.
We are officially Home Schoolers! Woohoo!