I’ve made a decision to take Divya up on her challenge. It is refreshing to have to think about the week’s positive encounters. As a homeschooling parent who is also building a full time blogging career, it is easy to overlook the little blessings and joys that I encounter along the way.
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This week was particularly a challenge for us. We had to face the fact that our nine-year-old’s curriculum was not working for her. She (Aya) loves to learn, but we did notice this year that she was not as enthusiastic. It is sorted now – we reverted to Time4learning. Most of the courses there are interactive, although she hates their Social Studies. It is a bit wordy (while the others are in a cartoon, interactive style). Fortunately for us, it comes with loads of hands-on work and projects. This should keep her busy for a while. Out of all of that, Time4Learning is one of the things that I have loved lately.
I haven’t been paying much attention, so my sister reminded me that our favorite original vampire family is back on the screen. I know it’s weird , but this imperfect family resonates with a lot of families out there. No, most families are not vampires 😂, but they do squabble, betray each other, yet do come together and fight for each other when they need to. This reminds me never to come between siblings, no matter how much they seem to hate each other.
To be honest, I do not know much about this guy, except that he is helping LJ (our teen son) to perfect his drawing skills. We had to remove him from the public school system because he was clearly not coping. Being ADHD, he is more artistically inclined so it became our duty to ensure that he excels at it. I feel that he wasted last year with Japanese anime, while he could have been perfecting some basics like being able to capture facial expressions, certain body movements, etc. This is what he came up with after yesterday’s lesson (his first one)
That, is my first attempt at “things I’m loving lately”. I will now be mindful of the little joys in my life and have more to share next time. I, however, cannot promise that these joys won’t come through the lives of my kids😉 . My family sort of defines me – and I am cool with that.
So, what things are you loving lately? Tell us all about them and join the party.