Some days, and some nights I hate having my kids in school. The endless papers, the fundraisers, the homework, the tears of littles one that had a bad bus ride home- those are the times I long to home school. But I know I'm not cut out for it, not here, not now.
Living in the city and being poor (yes we're poor- we made about $23k last year and remember we've got 9 people in our household) I just can't afford to home school successfully- I know it doesn't have to cost a lot, but truly I know we'd all be stuck here in the house at least 4 months of the year due to winter conditions and we'd ALL go stir crazy fast. So off to school they go.
But Someday we will have some land or a farm and this idea will be tested again. I've already decided we'd do one year of unschooling to get out of the routine and rules and back to mom the teacher. But beyond that lays the promise of our school.