(Is there an opposite of a vent? I need to gush. Don't burst all my balloons on this glorious October day, JAWM.)
Sometimes this homeschooling journey is painful and fraught with questions that don't really have clear answers, but sometimes . . . SOMETIMES . . . it is the dearest, funniest, sweetest job on the planet, and just needs to be savored and shared with people who get it.
"Gush" with me.
1. I am chuckling at upper-elementary kid's sentence re: the Italian Renaissance: "New sculptures and painting styles were becoming popular, the New World had recently been discovered, and architects were more active than ever before." *insert hilarious mental image of 35 Italian architects lined up in a grassy field doing coordinated calisthenics for all they're worth*
(Actually, could that be a hashtag? #ActiveArchitects )
2. Overheard conversation between 2 young teenagers at my house: "Do you guys have a VCR?" No, we used to, but it broke, and we didn't replace it. Why, do you have one? "Yes, I have one in my room." Oh, my mom won't let us have a TV in our room. "Oh, mine's not attached to a TV, it's just the VCR, and I have the cover off it so I can turn it on and just watch how cool it is seeing the machinery going around."
3. Kids who like books. Slow realizations. Remembering joy.
4. School breaks to rake glorious leaves on a chilly afternoon.
Okay. Your turn.