Thursday, April 19, 2007


Tomorrow morning Mollusc will have her first experience with an institutionalised learning sort of setting. She's taking a research paper writing class. It's being taught by a woman who comes highly recommended, and at least 3 of Mollusc's homeschooled friends will be in the class (it's a class for hsers.) I figured it would be good for her to spread her note-taking wings, and the bonus is that I don't have to teach all the fiddly footnote and bibliography stuff. It's another one of those bittersweet growing up moments.

I have another post dying to get out, but it doesn't go well with this. It involves crocheting, knitting, and raciness, so stay tuned. ^_^

Ooooh, I was able to do my kicks standing up tonight and produce a respectable amount of real sweat. Yay!


ARM said...

I'm glad your ankle is getting better! And can't wait for the crocheting, knitting & racy post!

Is Mollusc nervous about her research paper class? I would be...I hate research papers! I'm with you...footnotes & bibliographies...blech!

Candace said...

She doesn't seem to be. Even though it's her first time in a class with a stranger for a teacher (well, except for when she started TKD) she knows that she'll have friends there. She loves to write, so hopefully it won't be drudgery. Actually, from what I hear of the teacher (a university writing instructor) this should be a fun class. :)

ann said...

I can't begin to imagine homeschooling my children... they knew more than me by the time they were four. My eldest came out the womb an adult!

ARM said...

Good! Having friends in a class definitely makes it more bearable (and fun!). And as long as the teacher makes the subject interesting, then that's even better.

tshsmom said...

I want to know how to be racy with yarn too! This could be a huge turning point in my life!

LOL Ann, my eldest is like that too! She sounded more like my Mom, than my daughter, when she was little.

Claire said...

You actually home school 4 kids? My G-d women, you are a hero to me!
I surely would have had to shoot myself. 2 out of 3 of my children are/were 'challenging'. I think that is the polite way of saying Pain in the Ass.
You rock in my book.

Candace said...

Ann - Mollusc is like that, too. Scary smart. But the good part is that she's able to teach herslef a lot, too. :) When she was 3 or 4 I had to reconcile myself to the fact that she was just going to know a lot more about dinosaurs than I ever would because I wasn't keeping up with her voracious reading on the subject. Once I humbled myself to that extent, I was happy to watch her soar in many other subjects and contented myself with asker her questions when I was in the dark, LOL!

Amanda - she told me today she had really been loking forward to it, and she had a great time. Yay!

Tshsmom - Oh, it's amazing. I'll do my best to get it up next. :)

Claire - Well, as I rambled to Ann, they do a lot of learning on their own, so it's not that scary. :) Oh, but "challenging", OK, yes. I had a stepson who was "challenging" and did hs him for a while, too. I did nearly shoot myself. :-P But it got easier with time. He makes these 4 a cake walk, so I guess that was a Good Thing. ^_^

Gawpo said...

This home schooling fad will end, I am sure. You and Logo will be remembered by your children as "their favorite teacher." Are you sure you guys WANT that?

Send them to a real school where they can get some righteous exposure to drugs and peer pressure and stuff.