‘He looked at me after only 15 minutes of school and said, ‘How many more minutes?’ I almost lost it. It broke me inside.’: Mom vows ‘I will do my best to be your teacher this year, buddy’

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“With each of my kids, I made an inner promise that I would do my very best to raise them to be good and kind and do all the things–to teach them they can do whatever they set their minds to. You want to be Spiderman? Okay, let’s get you the suit.

My momma’s heart was broken yesterday as I sat with Camden on his ‘first day’ of Kindergarten–8 hours online.

When he looked at me after only 15 minutes and said, ‘How many more minutes?,’ I almost lost it. But I held it together and stayed positive while I was with him, but it broke me inside. 5 to 6 year olds are supposed to play and be so excited for their first day of school. Nervous and scared yes, but not bored, not broken about school.

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I know this situation is ideal for no one, and I really am feeling sad for all the teachers and those who don’t have other options, but this one isn’t for me. It isn’t for Camden…so homeschool it is.

And just like I vowed I would do my best when I first held you in that NICU room, I promise I will do my best to be your teacher this year, buddy. We will learn together and use this experience to grow and become better people.

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Be warned, we’re gonna fight–we’re gonna argue and some days I will completely lose my shiz. BUT we will lose our shiz together and we will learn from it. And if it’s the last thing I do, you’ll learn to read and the basics.”

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