The co-op we are returning to is 18 years old this year. We started with it the first year and then in the second year, I joined the leadership team. I served on leadership for 12 year - five of those as the chairwoman of the team. My last year was the year that Emma graduated.
We took a year off from co-op, then two and then it was five years since we had been a part. I needed to break and while my kids would have enjoyed co-op, everyone thrived.
This year we decided to go back and give co-op a try again. Kyle will have gym, Sarah will have an elections and government class, and choir. Kamryn will get classes, too.
I will be helping in classes in the fall and teaching English Country Dancing in the spring. I'll get a chance to hang out in the mom's room with other mom's. I'll enjoy this time because I really like to encourage other women. Many of these mom's are just getting started with raising their families and have chosen homeschooling. I remember those days. I can help them know that the days are long but the years are short. They'll blink and their kids will be graduated.
It feels a bit strange to go back, but I think I'm ready. The kids are beyond ready. Ready or not, it begins!