Just a quick post to say THANK YOU to everyone who offered insight or ideas or personal stories or support in response to my previous post. It is all helpful and I appreciate it immensely.
We have a lot to consider although I think we're starting to feel ourselves leaning toward something that feels right...at least for right now. Which is an important point, I think. None of this has to be permanent, you know? If we make a decision and later decide it was a bad one, we can choose something else. Right? There's really not as much pressure as I sometimes think there is.
And another point: None of this should be decided (or not decided) out of fear. So much of what I've done regarding Liam and school up to this point has been fear-based. Fear of not fitting in, fear of the unknown, fear of losing our coveted spot at our lottery-based school, fear of doing something for Liam that will inadvertently affect Finn (like losing his coveted spot at our lottery-based school), fear of what will happen when it's time for middle school, fear of making waves, fear of turning the school against us, fear of going against the tide, fear of blah blah blah. It's stupid. I'm over it. No more fear-based decisions. Period.
But it is time for a decision. Back-to-school night last night made that pretty clear. It's time for us to do something major.