I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. ~Lily Tomlin
I think I might Rip Van this year & just sleep it out.Waddaya think? It's not like I'm not sleep deprived. A hundred years or so of snuggle~byes is looking mighty good.
See, I don't like having my boat rocked. It is precariously balanced ~ especially the school boat. We had a really, really rough time with our umbrella round about grade 4/5. In fact it was so bad Star has never really recovered. It was so awful we changed umbrellas. Dearest insisted on it.
My Star is beautiful & talented & bright as a button but she is not academic & marches to a different drummer. I am ok with that. Really, I am. What I am not ok with is having to justify our choices to others. The constant explaining. The never~ending, "But that doesn't work; been there, tried that." The higher the grade the more likely some *professional* thinks they know better & wants to box my daughter in & from sad experience that is likely to have unpleasant results.
Now for the last 5 years we have had the same wonderful teacher supervising. She leaves us alone to get on with it. She doesn't fuss. She helps if we ask for help; well, she's a math teacher & I've watched Star tie her up in knots but she tries. We really like her. Now our umbrella school has gone & changed teachers on us! I want to lift my muzzle & howl at the horizon. What I do not want to do is apply my dubious interpersonal social skills to a new supervisor. A male supervisor. A left~brained male supervisor. What on earth is he going to do with 2 right~brained females?! Definitely not happy. Not at all.
Some people have issues with God & money. Will He provide? Will there be enough for food & bills & money in the plate on Sunday? Some people have issues with surrendering to God. What if He asks them to go some place they don't want to go? Do something they don't want to do? Be more than they think they can be? Some people have trust issues. Will God keep their children safe? Protect them from harm? Save their souls? I generally manage all of those. Oh, I might do the occasional song & dance & spit the dummy just for effect but really, them ones are a breeze. Nope, I have issues with the people the Lord brings into my life. The ones I can't choose. The ones that get dumped on me. The ones who are very different to me ~ & I don't do well. I don't do well at all because my strategy ~ & it is obviously a wonderful strategy because I use it all the time ~ is retreat. Discretion is the better part of valour. Maybe I could leave the country? I have a hankering after the Orkney's. Skara Brae. John O'Groat's. Anywhere a long, long way away.
Anyone want to offer a temporary home to a stray homeschooler & her recalcitrant child?