Homeschool Week 1: Just in case you are wondering...
On the way to Schoolbox, Cooper asked me about Papaw. So we had a meaningful discussion about how important it is during our time of loss to know that we have given our lives to God, that we have acknowledged His Son and accepted our Lord and Savior. What was more important was that we discussed our purpose and God's love for us. It brought tears to his eyes to know that he was loved before time and the he was important to God in a BIG way. It was a lesson learned that he would NEVER have learned today if he were in school. It was heartfelt and spontaneous and directed by God; very sweet and tender.
Then we got back on the subject of his rocks and started discussing diamonds and coal and carbon and everything in between. So, when his Daddy came home and asked him how school was today. He said, we didn't have school and then I said, "Tell your dad about diamonds" and a wealth of knowledge poured out of him. The only thing he didn't say was "organic matter" because we just talked about organic matter (trees, swamps, etc) but didn't label it as "organic matter". I'm sure he would have understood it though. Then he told Daddy all about the landscape he was going to make using the colonial people that we bought and we even found miniature animals and people at a junk store. So next week, we are doing a big landscape and making houses and wilderness and an ocean with boats, etc.
So, I'd say today was a success. Makes me excited to start next week. I know I'll have down days and up days but this feels so natural to me. I'm also enjoying my son. I don't know why I didn't do this sooner.