Posts Tagged ‘Homeschooling’

Back To School

August 15, 2019

My son is less than thrilled with this, but in fairness, I feel the same way.  Hopefully the new tools and approach we’re trying this year will sway us, but it’s too early to tell.

Wish us luck.


I’m Fine, But It DOES Reinforce How We All Need To Do Things Differently Next Year

June 26, 2019

I made numerous mentions that my son’s 2nd grade year was hard on all of us, but I didn’t quite realize how hard it had been on me personally until I sat down today to assemble his work portfolio for evaluation and I started having unpleasant emotional flashbacks.

Another Quote To Describe My Mood As We Approach The Second Grade Finish Line

April 24, 2019

What I don’t understand is . . . when you owe a bookie a lot of money, and he, say, blows off one of your toes, you still owe him the money.  Doesn’t seem fair to me.

– Dr. Farthing, Dirty Work

And Not The Cheesy Fun Kind Either

April 23, 2019

As we approach the final stretch of 2nd grade, we can take some cold comfort in the fact that we’re fine grade-wise.  Academically, this past year looks amazing.

Emotionally, however . . . how do I put this?

This past year hasn’t been an emotional roller coaster; more like an emotional house of horrors.

We Could Use It

April 22, 2019

With a little luck, we’re on the final week of schoolwork needed for my son to put second grade behind him.

So wish us luck.

I’ll Probably Still Be At Least Humming It Tomorrow As Well

April 15, 2019

This morning:  Went over the Preamble to the Constitution with my son.

By afternoon:  Realized I had already sung the damn song easily a dozen times.

And That’s What I Did

April 5, 2019

Me (while staring at a project in progress that took two hours of research and back and forth tweaking to make something work):  After all that, I wonder what the odds are that I’ve managed to at least save as much time on the next step as I spent on this one trying to make the next step easier?  Probably best not to dwell on it and just move on.

I Need More Moments Like This

March 25, 2019

Of late my son and I have only rarely gotten along when it comes time to do schoolwork.  While this may be normal, we’ve both come to recognize that we have reached decidedly “unnormal” levels, and we need to change this if we’re going to keep working together.

Today while going over letter blends, my son stopped me so he could give me some examples of each.  “There’s /sw/ like in ‘swim,’ /dw/ like in ‘dwelling,’ and /tw/ like in ‘Twilight Zone,'” he said with an expectant grin.

“Yes,” I replied to his unspoken question.  “I am insanely proud of you right now.”

This Is Why You Shouldn’t Argue While Doing Math Worksheets

March 7, 2019

What I heard:  “It is too!”

What was said:  “It is two.” (As in the answer is two.)

I Remember When Kids Got The Switch For NOT Going To School

March 5, 2019

The following is a paraphrased conversation I had with my son this morning, a conversation that made it clear to me just how much times have changed:

“I know you don’t want to go to class today, and if you like, we can make it a worksheet day instead, but one way or the other you have to do school this morning or no Switch in the afternoon.”