I am a homeschool mom. There was a period of my life when I would have choked over those words. Contrary to my previous feelings about this status, it’s kind of awesome.
Through talking to many other mamas, I realize that starting with two kids at the same level with no smallers crawling over my feet is the ideal beginnings. The girls are four and so school is like this exciting discovery journey…talk to me in a few years. I started this summer and then we took a two week break and then officially had a start date in September.
The principal of the school is involved when he can.
A favorite for the girls and Jon is when he does the “read alouds” in the hammock.
Jon has memories of his principal swooping in as “Zero The Hero” on any day completed ending in zero. So, on our tenth day of school, we had a visitor.
He handed out candies in the shape of zeros and explained that he came on the tenth day, “1-0” and that he would come back on the 20th, etc, etc. Jon built excitement about school day 100 because it has two zeroes and we will do a big project. Zero the Hero made a hasty exit and then at lunch time, Jon asked the girls to tell them about this hero. The Littles were convinced it was Jon until he told his air-tight alibi and how it couldn’t possibly be him. Their words tumbled out, so excited to tell Jon about our visitor. He checked for comprehension.
Jon: So, why did Zero the Hero come today?
A: Well, yesterday was the holiday and so he couldn’t come then.
Jon: Did he come because it was the 10th day of school?
J&A: blank stares
Jon: What do you get to do on day 100?
J: We will take our cute little lamb and kill and eat it.
Yep, they totally got it.