Monday, February 2, 2009
6 Years Old, and a Homeschooler
I know, I know, I really shouldn't keep pointing it out,...we're homeschoolers. If it weren't for the fact that we get such a bad rap, I'd leave it out of the equation altogether.
I was thinking about what faydean said yesterday, about how some homeschoolers see awfully odd things as education. And it's true, we count as educational what most people wouldn't, and we find lessons where others always thought they shouldn't.
Take chess with my daughter for instance, yes she's six. A game you all play, or at least intend to with your children. I learned more than she did, as she gently kicked my ass. Mainly, I'd underestimated her brain power and nearly let her win.
She taught me a new move, that requires looking w-a-a-a-y ahead. Suddenly, out of nowhere, each time I aimed to take her guy, (instead of moving) she moved a new guy in there. She blocked me!
I'd better study harder.