Curriculum always takes a while to arrive here. When we start thinking it's about due we take to haunting the front yard anticipating the mailman, knowing the big box will have to be signed for & anxious to get a good look at what we've ordered.
Sonlight is particularly exciting. Firstly it is always a good sized box, well taped up & requiring a knife & a certain skill to open. Ditz wields a mean knife.
Inside there are books...& books...& more books. For some of us homeschooling mums we envy our children & wish this is the way we'd been schooled. Nothing gives me more pleasure than a big box of books. Ditz is eyeing them askance with a very dubious look. She may not be keen but at least I know she can & will read them without too much fussing, unlike her math which is fast becoming the last great taboo, totally unmentionable, guaranteed to have both of us scowling at the stupid stuff & muttering unmentionable things under our breaths. Ditz will do anything, promise anything, to get out of math. I love it so much that I am always tempted to accept her generous offers!
I am looking forward to starting this core! Our Irish friends are taking Ditz with them to the movies on Tuesday so I will have the day to sort myself out & make sure I've ordered everything I need to start. Our lovely supplier lets me order piecemeal so I am not up for a huge amount up front & just order before I get to the end of my supplies. It is far kinder to my budget. I have all the history so can wait on the readers as Ditz is still finishing up core 5 readers but my Irish friend couldn't believe the books we got & how much Ditz was expected to read over the next few months. Yes, well, reading is not the problem in this house! The math is slowly going down like the Titanic, unmourned by anyone. I think I want a very practical, concrete math for next year ~ something along the lines of household management or How to Ensure Your Music Manager isn't Ripping you off Thousands of Dollars 101. Something Ditz can relate to. I could be looking for a while. Somehow Ditz doesn't relate to anything mathamatical.