Ok, bear with me because Ditz has sent me for six & I still haven't recovered.
If you read Ditz comments about homeschool you will have gathered Ditz isn't madly enthusiastic about being educated; far from it in fact. Resistant, even. And we are officially on break. Please note, school is not compulsory this week. We are on break.
So Sunday afternoon I am standing in my kitchen bleary eyed from a well deserved nap wishing dinner would somehow just materialize without me having to actually do anything to make that happen when Ditz sidles up to me. That in itself is not so unusual. Ditz has a bad habit of draping herself over me to emphasise how small I am in comparison to her. *sigh*
'I'm going to regret this', says Ditz. (My mummy mind promptly leapt to all sorts of horrible things the child had done that she shouldn't have; disasters piled upon disasters. Thanks, Ditz.) 'But,'continued Ditz, 'SBS has a special on the Great Wall of China tonight.'
Scrape me up off the floor!!!! Not only did she tape the show she actually watched it with me tonight & commented on it intelligently! She's engrossed in Mythbusters now. (Please, no~one tell her that's school too!) I don't have the courage for it but I see how unschooling actually works. Plus NaNo has her writing 2 novels at once & the last extract she shared with me was impressive. Her writing has improved in leaps & bounds. Double plus, we've watched all the Jonathan Creeks & that (ssssh) is the basis of logic! I dread the day it dawns on Ditz all her favourite things are educational!