So, Girly decided FIRMLY that she wanted to learn violin this year. I’ve seen her do this before: when she was 4 years old she decided FIRMLY that she wanted to learn piano and learned the letters A-G so that she could do so (although she insisted “that’s letters, not piano!”)
So… the violin… which is not even close to what she thought it would be. And it’s definitely highlighting a lot of challenges we have not seen before…
Continue reading When it’s not what you thought it was
So this is happening. I know lots of classical homeschoolers start Latin young, but we have not been classical homeschoolers. BigGuy is in Latin because HE wanted it. Of course, we have finally hit a challenge and so LIFE. IS. DIFFERENT. this year…
Continue reading When a gifted kid meets a challenge
I’m not exactly sure what happened. Maybe Thanksgiving. I know that every year for the last decade, I have had an influx of new clients at this time of year and I usually attribute it to a combination of “so this is no longer a matter of adjusting to the classroom” and talking about their plight with lots of people they see over the holidays.
And the concerns are often the same, but generally unfounded when you find out what is legally required to graduate high school. Guess what? It’s SO. MUCH. LESS. than you think.
Continue reading Do you know what is ACTUALLY required to graduate high school?
Are you done with the holidays yet? We’ve been done with them for years, but transitioning our kids and our extended family to the space we have landed in has been difficult for sure. For now, we have to control what we can–but that’s more than we realized…
Continue reading Giving the inexpensive gift of peace