Just a quick update regarding my last post. I thank everyone for their advice and support. This parenting stuff is hard work!
Henry will stay where he is for now. His first choice would be for me to home school him but I believe everyone should stick with their strengths and that is NOT mine. Left to our own devices Henry and I would rarely leave the house and would spend the day either reading, baking,sprouting apple trees from seeds, or Googling the latest Greek God Henry was obsessed with. We might take a break for a walk or bike ride around the neighborhood but I am not sure those activities alone would make for a well rounded child.
Anyway, when it came down to it Henry said he would rather be the oldest.
"I am kind of small, you know, Mom," he told me.
I believe Henry will learn because he wants to learn. Bob's greatest concern would have been that Henry live up to his potential as Bob felt he did not. But that concern seems to be universal amongst parents. Luckily, Henry is rather driven at this point so that is not a concern of mine as of right now.
I will keep you posted and until then....in the words of Nancy McGoldrick, and my current mantra;
I am just doing the best I can.
Thanks for checking in-