I keep telling her at the beginning of mini quizzes that this is just to show me what she knows, and to get into the habit of trusting her gut. I won’t be mad if she doesn’t get them all done, or if she does it wrong. Maybe she’s stressing out about the curriculum itself, but I think it’s teaching her quite a bit. Maybe she just hates math, or maybe she hates tests. I’m not sure. My current plan is to keep pressing on, and making kind corrections if she gets one wrong, and coaching her through.
The kids have been more imaginative this week, more playful, and better listeners. I don’t know if someone has been praying, but it sure feels like it. We still all miss Knut, who’s around, but not around. I’ve taken them to see him more often when his semi pulls up to the grain bins on the far side of the yard. I’m still so pleased to see them all asleep at the end of the day.
I wasn’t able to make the monthly “Mom’s night out” with my local homeschool support group this yesterday since the kids aren’t old enough to be left at home alone (ha!), so I called my friend whose husband happens to be Knut’s cousin who also works on the farm. I made myself some coffee and called her up on the phone and we commiserated together. It was wonderful.
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