justme824 Posted September 19, 2012 Share Posted September 19, 2012 I am a lurker coming out of lurkdom for some advice. I have really enjoyed reading these boards over the past two years of my journey and I hope now that I have come out of lurkdom I can get more involved. I have really seen some great advice given and I hope you can share some with me right now :) There was SO MUCH drama surrounding our homeschool groups/coops around the end of last year. I had hoped summer would smooth some things over but it appears the drama is lingering on and on. The only thing that has happened is everything has been divided up into several small groups so that people can be selective on which to belong too. I have attended park days and field trips from several of the groups this year looking for our 'home' and while doing so I try hard to stay on the outskirts of the drama, however, somehow it always seems to get to me and I am sucked in with a bunch of questions and people begging for my opinion and trying to get me to take sides. My mind is renting far too much space to the issues of everyone else right now. I am seriously considering pulling out of these groups right now before my mind explodes. I am finding it is having a negative impact on both my role as mother and teacher for my kids. I know for me personally pulling out is the best choice. I need my focus to shift in a big way and I am quite certain this will be my best chance to do so. My biggest fear of pulling out, however, is that I have no close homeschool friends and this is really the only outlet my kids have to socialize outside of a couple classes they attend that are not associated with the groups. We do have one other family that we get together with from time to time (she too is feeling the strong desire to pull out as well). There is also one other that we see maybe once a month. I know socialization isn't an issue. We see lots of people just living life and they are plenty socialized. I am just afraid I will be pulling them from friends and a chance to play with them in a relaxed environment as opposed to a few minutes before and/or after class. But at the same time I know in my heart that pulling them will give them a better mother and a better education. I've tried looking for other groups but many of the drama seekers are involved or the ones that look really good are at least an hour away and I can't afford the time or gas that would take. I've written quite the novel for a first post haven't I? Any advice? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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