So we are over the time of year when the kitchen table school cried out to be seen and was not heard. When I was more focused on getting everyone to the classes I had paid for, and helping them get over the colds they caught there, so they can enjoy their friend’s company and learn something I’m not good at teaching. Like writing. Actually, editing. You have to notice details, remember why they are wrong, and explain it tactfully while not extinguishing the kid’s joy of creation. Ugh.
Co-op is over (K was explaining tesselations to me as we came home from Thanksgiving at my cousin’s new house in Boston. So I know that one of my co-op math kids was listening. And that there are a lot of patterns in Boston.)
M brought home this fun sail car from his challenge class.
K’s ballet class is over, but she still got to see her friend during M’s Annie rehearsal – though Annie is over now and we need to work out formal playdates.
So we were back to regular work at the kitchen table today, and both M and K seemed cleverer than I remembered them being last time we sat down formally, the break did them good!
My friend Elisabeth is posting her Advent devotions she wrote for her children over at Practice Makes Beautiful. Thoughtful but not over whealming.