Sam and I jumped straight from “phew, we finished!” into “what’s next?”
The kids, however, are hoping to savor their accomplishments for a few minutes. And by accomplishments, I don’t mean their grades or test scores. What they are most excited about:
Phoebe learned how to ride her bike.
Moriah learned to make all kinds of baked goods and expanded her dog walking business to four days a week.
Owen taught courses in computer programming using Scratch at the public library. (And somehow I refrained from sneaking in to photograph it.)
Jonah had an adventure in China.
I am thrilled by the perseverance each of them showed along the way. What I love about home schooling is not when something comes easily, but being able to watch them confront a challenge and figure out the way through it.
Being present with them is an honor, and I am so grateful that we had this year of school together (even if I didn’t get to go to China.)