I have started homeschooling with Justin. Hubby and I sat down and worked out some things for him to work on. Writing his numbers 1 to 1000, writing his lowercase letters (he's known the uppercase like the back of his hand since he was three), learning the planets and the states. Very very basic in all of the general school subjects. We started a few weeks ago and he loves it. He loves the responsibility, the learning, the new discoveries. The first week we wrote 1-60 at 20 numbers a day. The day we wrote 40-60 he took the afternoon to write the numbers 60-100 all on his own, and then later all the way from 1-100 on his own. Then promptly taped them up on my wall. This kid is amazing in the way he thinks, sometimes he thinks so far outside the box he just blows me away. And as Hubby puts it he not only thinks outside the box, if you expand the box just a little he immediately expands his thinking to fill it. He is already using fractions, three half scoops of ice cream is only one and a half Dad. And multiplication. Three tens are thirty, four twos are eight, two fives are ten.
Little Man I found lounging in a bin of Legos this evening. Is that comfortable? I ask. He doesn't say anything so I go to get my camera. I come back a second later and he's getting up. I say please stay so I can take a picture. He does, then says it hurts so he gets up. I put away the camera and come back a few minutes later and there he is again, lounging in the Lego bin.
PS My birthday is tomorrow. And my one year blogiversary is the 28th. Go me : ) !