"How to begin to educate a child. First rule: leave him alone. Second rule: leave him alone. Third rule: leave him alone. That is the whole beginning."
Busy. Busy. Busy. The holidays are busy enough, but I'm in between two birthdays (and I *still* haven't done the thank you cards for Funny Girl!), plus we are celebrating Hanukkah again this year. Hanukkah starts on the 11th so we are taking the 11th through 27th off from school. I'll probably not be blogging much in there either, except to post photos. Every year I go through the shots I've taken and pull out 20 of each child to add to photo albums. It's a lot of fun, but so stressful because I seem to take fewer pictures each year. I tried to do better this year, but we shall see.
We haven't been doing much schoolwork here lately anyway. Last week we decided to get caught up on Doctor Who instead of reading. Oh well. This week, we are reading A Christmas Carol, digging into The Tales of Beedle the Bard, and maybe a little Greek mythology before our break. Robotson also wants to learn more about Pablo Picasso so I'm getting a couple of books from the library.
We've also been continuing our work on conflict resolutions. It's an amazingly slow process, but I think we are still moving forward. I introduced him to Confucius this week and we've been talking a lot about integrity and honesty. There has been a lot of claiming that things weren't really talked about or commitments not really made. The responsibility for being honest is in his hands.
It sure doesn't seem like we are doing much when I write it all down. It feels like we are constantly busy, yet everything seems to be falling behind. So strange.