I've not blogged in a looooong time. We are not at a loss for event, but more at a loss for time, energy, and words. I've got so much in my head, but I just can't seem to make it come out.
We've been homeschooling since January. It's had its ups and downs. It's difficult to impossible at times. But, I know he's so much better off with me. I know that he's not being hurt or abused, and I'm not nervously waiting for/dreading the phone ringing. It's better all the way around.
He graduated on Friday. I gave him a choice. Write a 2 page book report, or continue with 2 more weeks of our regular curriculum. Truthfully, I was hoping he'd choose the book report. He's getting so far ahead on the curriculum. He's supposed to be in 3rd grade, but all of our work has been 4th or 5th grade work, some 6th grade.
He did choose the book report. It was incredible. He described the settings, the characters, the beginning, middle, and ends. He gave opinions on each section, and how he felt reading it. A+++ work all the way. We're going to give him a graduation party - he deserves it.
We took him to a carnival a few weeks ago. He had a really good time. And, as it turns out, he's quite good at carnival games. You know the balloon one, where you throw the dart, and if you hit 3 balloons, you win? Well, he won. The guy running the game was shocked. He kept saying "the little kid popped all the balloons - all of them!" AJ was so proud. We were stunned and proud. Who know he had such good aim?? He didn't get it from me, that's for sure.
Anyway, lots more has happened, good and bad, but it's just stuck in my head. There'll be more blogs when the words shake loose.